Amitabh Bachchan will host the new season on ‘Big Boss’ on Colors TV channel, it was announced by the Big B himself in Singapore. With this, the mega star returns to the small screen after four years, this time as a pop philosopher. The reality show starts in October and ends by December 2009.
Colors had been in meetings with Bachchan for a while to assess the possibilities of his being associated with Big Boss, the Indian version of the popular Big Brother.
“I had been aware of the show and seen bits of it on and off, but when it came up as an offer for participation, I went into discussions with the management on how we could perhaps with my involvement, bring certain changes where my presence would compliment not just the concept but also in a sense those audiences that viewed it,” Bachchan said.
“There has been an aspect of TV shows, ever since I got involved with ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, that has intrigued me immensely – the science or the philosophy that goes into designing such concepts. I believe that no matter what the idea has been in the construct of such dimension, there is something that delves deeper, that thinks and reasons, that calculates and assesses the nature of human behavior,” he later wrote on his blog.
Colors channel claimed that popularity of ‘Big Boss Season 3’ will surpass popularity of first two seasons of Big Boss. The TV channel’s CEO Rajesh Kamat said in a statement: “We want to take it to even higher levels this year – in ratings, in novelty and in appeal. With Mr. Bachchan on board, we strongly believe that ‘Bigg Boss’ this year has all the ingredients to surpass its last year’s popularity.”