The race to make it big in Star Plus' big ticket adventure reality show Survivor India - The Ultimate Battle is on!

With news about the unit of Survivor leaving for Philippines on 20th June coming out, there has been a buzz in the media circles to know about the lucky contestants.

TellyBuzz has heard that the popular Producer J.D. Majethia of Hats Off Productions, tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani are in the run to make it to the contestants list.

A little birdie tells us, "J. D. Majethia, Munisha Khatwani are almost finalized. Actor Abhinav Shukla who has a penchant to adventure is also in the reckoning, and is presently negotiating things. Actress Gunjan Walia of Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann fame has apparently passed the fitness tests and might be seen making a comeback through the show".

When contacted, Producer J. D. Majethia told us, "I was on their potential candidate list, so they asked me but unfortunately things didn't materialize!".

We could not get through to Abhinav, Munisha as well as Gunjan.

Apart from these names, celebrities like Priyanka Bassi, Gaurav Gera, Shilpa Sakhlani, Timmy Narang, Payal Rohatgi, swimmer Bula Chaudhary are some of the confirmed names on the show.

The show will be hosted by Sameer Kochhar. In total, there would be 11 celebrities and 11 commoners in the show.

Let's see how the final list of contestants looks like for the first season of the Desi Survivor..