Mumbai, Jul 20 : “Over the last three years, Colors has taken ‘Bigg Boss' to newer heights of entertainment and popularity.
Now, with both Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt as hosts, we are sure that the appeal of ‘Bigg Boss- season 5' will touch unprecedented heights,” Head of Programming, Colors, Ashvini Yardi said.
Salman, who had hosted the fourth season of the reality show, is the only celebrity, who will be hosting this show for the second time.
‘Bigg Boss' is a reality show where celebrity contestants stay in a house for about three months, cut off from the outside world. They are overseen by a ‘mysterious person' known as ‘Bigg Boss'.
The first season that kick-started in the year 2006, saw actor Arshad Warsi hosting the show, followed by actress Shilpa Shetty. While, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan hosted the third season, the fourth one was hosted by Salman.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who makes his debut on Television as the host of popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss', says he is thrilled and has all praises for buddy and co-host Salman Khan.
“I am extremely delighted that I am making my foray into television through a concept like Bigg Boss - a show that holds a nation's attention for more than three months. I loved watching Salman host the last season. I thought he was mind-blowing with his sense-of-humor and inimitable style,” Dutt said.
According to gossip mongers in B-town, Dutt was offered to host the show in the past but the actor refused and had purposely quoted an exorbitant amount.
The actor will host the show along with Salman, who is the only celebrity to host the show for the second time.
“I greatly enjoyed working on ‘Bigg Boss' last season and received a lot of positive response from fans and well-wishers alike. It is an exciting format that makes for compelling viewing and I am glad to be back for another season. I think it is a great move to also sign-up Sanjay Dutt. It can only mean one thing for the viewers - more excitement and a differentiated appeal for this season,” Salman said.
Salman and Sanjay, both considered as the eternal bad boys of Bollywood, were seen together for the first time in 1991 in the famous love triangle movie, ‘Saajan', with Madhuri Dixit as the lead actress.
They were later seen together in David Dhawan's comedy film, ‘Chal Mere Bhai' (2000) with Karishma Kapoor.
But the actors were not on talking terms after Salman had mimicked Sanjay during a world tour, which did not go down well with Sanjay. He retaliated saying ‘Salman must get serious with life.'
This ugly episode brought their friendship on hold, but later Sanjay visited Salman on the sets of ‘Veer' (2010), where the two reportedly got back again. PTI