Bigg Boss 2 in 2008 was the second season of the Indian reality TV programme Bigg Boss. It began airing on 17 August 2008 on Colors. Shilpa Shetty replaced Arshad Warsi as host of the show. Fourteen handpicked housemates entered during the launch and were described 'newsmakers' rather than celebrities, though the majority of the contestants were associated with Bollywood or Indian TV channels and other realities shows. The housemates, considered strangers for each other, spent 98 days or nearly 14 weeks locked out together under one roof under the 24x7 supervision of 32 cameras fitted around the Bigg Boss house at Lonavala, a hill station about 100 KM east of Mumbai.