After the successful debut of Bigg Boss Marathi, the makers are keen on introducing Bigg Boss Malayalam soon. Also, superstar Mohanlal has been roped in to host the popular reality show in its Southern version. It is expected to launch sometime by the end of June. It will be shot in Kochi or Chennai. Currently, the makers of Bigg Boss Malayalam are finalizing the contestants and the theme of the show.
An Indianexpress.com report reads, “Bigg Boss is the biggest reality show in the country and with it doing fabulously well in regional languages (Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and now Marathi), it was only feasible that the Malayalam market be also explored. The makers wanted a big star to be the face of the show and who better than Mohanlal to take charge. The team will soon finalise on the theme, post which the Bigg Boss house would be set up. They are already searching for 15 celebrities, who will be locked inside the house for around 100 days.”
Earlier, there were reports that Mammootty and Suresh Gopi are being approached to host Bigg Boss Malayalam but now it seems like they have already zeroed down on Mohanlal. The actor also hosted chat show Lalsalam recently.
On the other hand, Bigg Boss is all set to telecast its 12th season and superstar Salman Khan is being said to host the season this time as well. Mahesh Manjrekar hosted the Marathi version of Bigg Boss and popular Kannada actor Sudeep hosts the Kannada version. Bigg Boss Tamil was hosted by Kamal Haasan while Bigg Boss Telugu and Bigg Boss Bengali were hosted by Jr NTR and Mithun Chakraborty respectively.
Following the trademark Bigg Boss format, the Malayalam edition will also have the celebrities under 24x7 camera surveillance.