Sallu’s ‘Bigg Boss’ and Amitabh’s ‘KBC 4’ to hit screens on same day

Updated: Aug 31, 2010, 13:54 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Salman Khan is up against Amitabh Bachchan or so it seems. The actor, who had left Sony in a mess after refusing to do ‘Dus Ka Dum’ at a lesser price, will now face competition from Big B as the channel is set to launch it’s show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 4’ on air on the same date as the launch of Sallu’s ‘Bigg Boss 3’ on Colors.

And if sources are to be believed then the fallout between Salman and the channel did not happen only over money. “Salman shocked the channel by saying that he was interested in doing ‘Kaun Banega Croreopati 4’. For this, Salman had sent feelers to the channel via the production house. This was when the channel was in advanced talks with Mr Bachchan,” states a source.

As per reports, both ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 4’ and ‘Bigg Boss 3’ were to be launched at the end of this year. However now, both shows will be aired on the same date and the same time in mid-October.

The source further added, “The show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 4’ will lock horns with ‘Bigg Boss 3’. It will be an interesting battle.” As of now, the channel in question will wait for the ‘Bigg Boss 3’ date to be announced by its counterpart, and then announce the date when they are launching ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 4’.

But won’t that make a tough decision for the viewers, “We are confident of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. The KBC brand is a tried and tested one,” adds the source.