Not the ‘Bigg Boss’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2018 10:52:48


By Natalia Ningthoujam,

Superstar Salman Khan has been hosting Bigg Boss since its fourth season and says he often gets calls from people who are interested in participating in the controversial reality show, but he doesn’t take a call on casting the contestants.The show has had actors like Tanishaa Mukerji, Armaan Kohli and Shamita Shetty.
“I get a lot of calls but I tell them that I am not part of the casting bit,” Salman told reporters recently.

The upcoming season of Bigg Boss will have striking jodis as participants who will battle it out to survive 100 days under the constant glare of multiple cameras. “There will be interesting jodis and the more interesting people are the people in the creative team who will make sure that the jodis break up. So no matter how much they (contestants) plan or whisper, they have a microphone all the time. Everything can be heard. The cameras are there 24/7 and there are three batches of people who watch everyone,” said Salman.

When asked if he will have a co-host, he said, “No.”
Though he shared what his friend and frequent co-star Katrina Kaif thought about hosting the show with him. “She asked ‘There are jodis this time?’ I said ‘Yes.’ She said ‘I should do it. You do your impromptu thing, I will follow the script’. I asked about the prize. She said ‘We will keep it equal’,” said Salman, who will be again seen with his Tiger Zinda Hai co-star in Bharat for which he will sport a grey beard.

Asked about his favourite contestants over the years, he said, “There are so many of them. People who have gone over the top, they don’t have any work. The ones who conquered their weaknesses and developed their strengths, are doing well.”
He praised the winner of Bigg Boss 8 - Gautam Gulati - though. “Gautam Gulati lost the plot in the first two weeks and after that, he turned everything around to win Bigg Boss which is a commendable thing,” said Salman.

Salman Khan also said that it was not him but his good friend Shah Rukh Khan who was the first choice as the host of popular reality show Bigg Boss.
The 52-year-actor said Shah Rukh was suppose to replace megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the host after the season three of the show but things could not materialise as he was busy shooting for a film.

“I have recently come to know that the one who was originally supposed to be signed for Bigg Boss was Shah Rukh Khan. He was the first choice. But at that time, he was shooting in Prague and he had a shoulder injury.
“So, he couldn’t do it and that’s how I came on board. I thank him and Colors for giving me Bigg Boss,” Salman said. The actor hinted that Shah Rukh, 52, may make an appearance on the new season of the show. He said he is also looking forward to work with his Karan Arjun co-star if they get a good script.

“If we get a good script we will definitely work together. He was generous enough to say yes to Tubelight and now soon you will be seeing me in Zero.”
Bigg Boss 12, now in its 12th season, will premiere on Colors channel on September 16.