People have been wondering who would be the host of Bigg Boss OTT and it was confirmed by indianexpress who had the exclusive information that the digital mini version of the most popular show will be hosted by Karan Johar. The Filmmaker will step into the shoes for Salman Khan for the special series, which launches on August 8 on Voot.
The given reality series will air on web, they wanted to make it spicier and sassier. 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.”
Having hosted multiple seasons of Koffee with Karan, Karan Johar is adapt at this new role and already very experienced. He had also hosted the Dating show What the Love!, which premiered on Netflix last year. The Filmmaker has also been a judge for other reality shows like India's Got Talent, Nach Baliye and India's Next Superstar.
When 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.”
Karan Johar 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.”
Bigg Boss OTT will have a mix of influencers, social media stars and some celebrities as contestants. Apart from the usual hour long episode the viewers will get to see their journey 24x7 live on the Voot. Just like the TV show, Endemol India will be bankrolling this version digitally too.
Few days ago Salman Khan Who had 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 shared some advice for the contestants too. “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,”
While the makers of Bigg Boss are still having a final talk with contestants, Divya Agarwal and Ridhima Pandit are said to have already signed the dotted lines.
Bigg Boss OTT will launch on August 8 and stream for a whole six weeks on Voot. A few top performers will have a chance to be on the main show Bigg Boss 15 that will air on Colors.