Apart from the Hindi film industry, Karan Johar has also successfully forayed into other fields of the entertainment industry. He has appeared as a host on a television talk show – ‘Koffee with Karan’ and a dating show – ‘What the Love’. Also appeared as a judge on radio shows ‘Calling Karan’ and some reality shows like ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, ‘India’s Got Talent’, ‘India’s Next Superstars’. Now the name of another reality show is going to be added to this list.
If sources are to be believed, Karan will be seen hosting the next season of the popular controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ in the coming days. Yes, the makers will take the show to the audience this time with a small twist.
A source close to the show reveals- “Keeping in mind the growing popularity of digital platforms, the makers have decided to launch the next season of the show on OTT platform instead of television this time. The first 6 episodes of ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ will be on OTT platform. The shows will be shown without editing. Audiences will be able to watch the hustle and bustle inside the Bigg Boss house 24×7. Meanwhile, the makers have signed Karan Johar to host these 6 episodes. Just like Salman Khan comes every weekend, the contestants talks to him, announces elimination, reprimands the contestants, Karan will also be seen doing something similar but in his own style.”
When asked the reason behind signing Karan, a source says, “The initial 6 episodes will be uncut. So this time, the audience will get to see many such personalities of the contestants which can surprise them. Karan’s candid, sharp-tongued, dazzling and witty personality will be there. The dynamic style will bring the audience closer to the contestants of Bigg Boss OTT. The witty and sensible Karan has a different way of making his audience laugh. He will be a medium to expose the outside world to the contestants who are locked in the house. The makers are sure. It is hoped that Karan’s drama will go a long way in increasing the popularity of the show.”
So has Salman Khan said goodbye to ‘Bigg Boss’ as a host? No, Salman will appear as a host on the show which is being telecasted directly on television. It is heard that initially the makers had offered to host ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ from Salman himself, however due to some of his old commitments, he could not agree to it. The makers immediately proposed to Karan and Karan could not turn down the offer. The first episode of ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ will air from August 8.