As he is all set to host Bigg Boss 6, a reality show that has almost become synonymous with him, Salman Khan is undaunted by the grand openings of reality shows hosted by other B-town biggies. “I don’t care, I am not worried about TRPs,” he says. And why not? The ‘Mercurial’ superstar of Bollywood is riding high on a slew of box office hits.
Talking about the show, Salman says, “Last year, I could only shoot for five episodes because of date issues. But this time, I made sure that I kept my dates open. The show has got good response in the last two years. Now, we will await the response to this season and the next. If they like me, I will stay. But if they don’t like me, I’ll be shown the door.I will also be gone like the earlier hosts.”
But this without-a-care-in-the-world attitude shouldn’t be mistaken for indifference towards what transpires inside the house. Because, the actor is known to reprimand housemates who misbehave. He says, “I couldn’t watch the last season with my family and friends. The participants used to blow small issues out of proportion for publicity. They thought the usage of foul language, and being rude and obnoxious would help them win the show. The worst part was, it was not their real personality. I feel awkward about being part of some cheekhna-chillaana. I was left with no choice, but to intervene. I hope I don’t have to intervene in anyone’s fight this year, because, I don’t like doing that. But I may do so this year too, to maintain the dignity of the show.” Salman assures this season of Bigg Boss will be suitable for family-viewing.
Last year, he was rumoured to be backing Mahek Chahal. Will he recommend celebrities this season, too? He explains, “I don’t want to be biased and partial. It will be wrong if I recommend people. I get messages from a lot of people, asking me to help them enter the show. I always say that I have no hold on it. I’m told about the contestants on the last day.”
Which celebrities would he like to see inside the house? Pat comes the reply, “Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt. It will be a gang of boys in the house.” So, who is the big boss in his house? It is dad Salim Khan, says Salman.
Bigg Boss 6 launches on October 7 at 9 pm on Colors.