Bigg Boss OTT: Amid the speculations that Sidharth Shukla will host the upcoming Bigg Boss OTT, it has now been confirmed that the controversial reality show will be hosted by Karan Johar on Voot.
Television’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss for the first time will premiere on OTT and not on their channel, for the first six weeks and the show will be hosted by none other than Bollywood’s famous producer and director Karan Johar. The Koffee With Karan host will be hosting Salman Khan’s reality show for the digital space.
According to report in IndianExpress, A source shared that given the reality series will air on web, they wanted to make it sassier and spicier. Karan Johar, who is known to be a conversationalist and someone who loves gossip fitted the bill of the OTT version. “Karan enjoys the format of Bigg Boss and given the web version will have a younger audience, he was excited to come on board. Also, unlike the TV show, this is a shorter commitment, making it more feasible for him, as he is also set to start filming for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani,” the source added.
Having hosted multiple seasons of Koffee with Karan, Johar is adept at this new role. He had even hosted the dating show What the Love!, which premiered on Netflix last year. The filmmaker has also judged reality shows like India’s Got Talent, Nach Baliye and India’s Next Superstar. Also Read-Munmun Dutta Goes Missing From Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah; Has She Left The Show?
Talking about hosting Bigg Boss OTT, the filmmaker shared, “My mom and I are huge Bigg Boss fans and wouldn’t miss it for a day. As a viewer, it keeps me hugely entertained with dollops of drama. For decades now, I have always enjoyed hosting shows and now with Bigg Boss OTT… it will surely be Over the Top. It’s my mother’s dream come true.”
KJo promised that Bigg Boss OTT will be lot more “sensational and dramatic.” He added, “I hope I can live up to the audience’s and my friends’ expectations, make Weekend Ka Vaar with the contestants an enjoyable affair in my own style and up the ante on the entertainment quotient.” Also Read-Raj Kundra Had Plans To Cast Shamita Shetty in Movie on New App; Reveals Gehana Vasisth
Bigg Boss OTT will have a mix of influencers, social media stars and some celebs as contestants. Apart from the usual hour-long episode, viewers will get to see their journey 24X7 live on VOOT Select. Just like the TV show, Endemol India will be bankrolling this digital version too.
Digital platform Voot who will be streaming the show 24X7 shared the news and posted on social media, with caption- “#BiggBossOTT hoga itna over the top that only someone ekdum over the top could have matched the vibe. 🔥🔥 The one and only Karan Johar, joins #BBOTT as the host. Ab toh itna crazy, itna over the top hoga ki aap soch bhi nahi sakte. 🤫”
Karan Johar To Host Bigg Boss OTT:
A few days back, Salman Khan, who has been the face of Bigg Boss for the last few years launched the first trailer of the digital version. The actor in a statement said that he is looking forward to the new format and even shared advice for contestants. “It’s great that this season of Bigg Boss will be digital first with Bigg Boss OTT, 6 weeks ahead of television. The platform will see unparalleled interactivity where the audience will not only get entertained but also participate, engage, give tasks and more – It’s truly for the people and by the people. My advice to all contestants is to be active, entertaining and conduct themselves well in BB,” said Tiger 3 actor.
Bigg Boss OTT will launch on August 8 and stream for six weeks on Voot. A few of the top performers will then get a chance to be on the main show — Bigg Boss 15 that will air on Colors. Also Read-‘Raj Kundra Ki Heroine’: Nora Fatehi Gets Trolled For Her ‘Fake Walk’ In THIS Video
As per the speculations, the Bigg Boss 15 contestants list includes Disha Vakani, Disha Parmar, Surbhi Chandna, Krushna Abhishek, Neha Marda, Jennifer Winget, Naagin fame Adaa Khan, KKK’s Tejaswi Prakash, Chennai Express fame Nikitin Dheer, Arjun Bijlani, Nia Sharma, and Indian Idol 1 winner Abhijeet Sawant. However, there is no official confirmation so far.