Mumbai: If rumours are to be believed, Sanjay Dutt is all set to make his small screen debut in ‘Bigg Boss 5’!
Buzz has it that Salman Khan has given way to good friend Sanjay Dutt to take over as the host of the hit reality show.
It was learnt that Salman Khan suggested Sanjay Dutt’s name to the makers of the show. A source revealed to a daily, “After Amitabh, it was Salman Khan who was arguably the most popular host of the show so far. However Salman, who was supposed to host the fifth season as well is tied up with too many film
He has to shoot for ‘Sher Khan’ immediately after ‘Bodyguard.’ Then he has Kabir Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ and ‘Dabangg 2.’ Considering his busy schedule, Salman suggested the show producers that they approach Sanjay Dutt for the show.”
The channel approached Sanjay Dutt and after a few meetings the deal was signed and sealed. “However, Sanjay is yet to sign the dotted lines. But everything has been chalked out. The show goes on air in October. Karan Johar’s ‘Agneepath’ will be wrapped up by then. He will start shooting for ‘Bigg Boss’ immediately after that,” said the source.
Meanwhile, another source added, “The channel was keen to retain Salman. However, when they approached him, he expressed his inability to do the show.”
However, Sanjay Dutt took his time to decide on his television debut. “He will soon sign the papers and will officially confirm the news. The production house has also started approaching the contestants for the new season,” added the source.
When contacted, Sanjay Dutt was unavailable for comments.