Between speculations and conjectures already starting in the media circles, one thing that’s for sure is that Bhai Salman Khan will be back once more as the host of Bigg Boss Season 9! In a tell-all report about the reality show, the latest facts regarding the show have been unveiled.
Salman Khan who has been reigning the TV medium with his trademark antics and crazy camaraderie on the show will be Salman returning to the Bigg Boss stage, for the sixth time. He shot for the BB9 promo on Friday in a studio in Karjat. And he proudly announced on Twitter, saying “Bigg Boss 9 is mine.” Well, we can’t wait to see you again, Bhai!
Though Season 8 was supposed to be the last stint for the actor, he somehow changed his mind. Says a source, “The channel and the makers were adamant on getting him on board because thanks to Salman, the weekend ratings have always been on a high.
Plus according to the recent report, Colors has established itself as the leading channel with the highest rating points. The channel does not want to risk it and moreover, there could not have been any better choice than Salman for sure. The makers anticipated a lot of backlash in Salman’s absence and hence the extended version suffered a blow.”
On the topic of Salman’s fee, the source was known to have said “Oh, almost double,” laughed the source. It is being said that the channel has offered Salman a whopping Rs. 6-7 crore per episode! An astronomical price for his starry presence!
Themed around Navras,the show, this time will be a mix of the nine human emotions. Also it will have nine different colours splattered throughout the entire space. The Bigg Boss house too will be much better and bigger this time.
Now lastly, the contestants! Few lists have been prepared as per the source and then names which have been ALMOST finalised are TV actors Gaurav Gera, Mahi Vij, Parth Samthaan, Rashami Desai, Asha Negi, Sana Saeed and Roadies winner VJ Bani. But expectedly, most of these won’t be taking the offer and the channel will eventually prepare a list keeping all the fields in mind.
So there will be TV actors along with failed Bollywood stars, sportsmen, models, a foreign import, politicians and others. Buzz is that Radhe Maa, MSG actor Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan and ex-child actress Shweta Basu Prasad were also considered as contenders, but they have all declined the offer.
The source also revealed that the show will begin airing from October 11. Like every year, the opening will be a grand spectacle of more than two and half hours.