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MUMBAI: Will Shahrukh Khan replace Salman Khan as the host of Bigg Boss 8 next year?
While signing off the season seven of Bigg Boss, Salman Khan had obliquely hinted that he perhaps might not be there next year.
So now the speculation has begun whether Ranbir Kapoor or Shahukh Khan or someone else will host the show on Colors?
Could it be Shahrukh? Because he was present and Salman Khan was missing at a party by the TV channel last week.
But Bollywood Mantra said sources at the television channel Colors have pooh-poohed the idea of replacing Salman with Shahrukh.
These sources were quoted as saying, “Bigg Boss and Salman have become synonymous. As far as we’re concerned, the two brands are inseparable. We’ve to admit, the show has benefited immensely from Salman’s presence. At the same time Salman, too, has discovered an added connectivity with the home-viewing audience. His attitude really works for the show, and there is no chance of us letting it go.
“Our channel may have met Shah Rukh, we aren’t discounting that possibility. It could be to discuss another show. But, certainly not for ‘Bigg Boss’. ‘Bigg Boss’ is a brand that gets its power from Salman’s presence. It’s what ‘Dabangg’ is to Salman’s screen image or ‘Singham’ is to Ajay Devgn. No one can imagine the ‘Bigg Boss’ brand without Salman.”
The channel is reportedly willing to change its schedule to accommodate Salman and even consider his demand for a hike in his fees.