Mumbai: Soon after it was announced that megastar Amitabh Bachchan will not be hosting the upcoming season of popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, rumours have been rife that none other than SRK is likely to take up the job. However, the channel’s deal with King Khan has now fallen through as the actor has turned down the offer to host the much-awaited show.
Talking to a news daily about the same, a source said, “The channel went all out to get Shah Rukh to host ‘Bigg Boss 4’. They even offered him a larger remuneration than Big B. But SRK could not agree to play host because of lack of time. The dates for ‘Bigg Boss 4’ clashed with Shah Rukh’s shooting schedule for Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Don 2’ with Priyanka Chopra in Bali.”
On the other hand, an insider has revealed that the channel can’t approach Amitabh for the same, as the living legend did host Season 3 of ‘Bigg Boss’, and the channel has a policy of not repeating anchors for show.
“Unfortunately the channel has a weird policy not to repeat hosts on ‘Bigg Boss’. Moreover, by the time the channel officials realised that it was difficult to get a replacement it was too late. Big B had already committed himself to hosting season 4 of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. So they consciously decided to look for another host,” added the source.
Well, as of now, it’s been confirmed that SRK won’t do ‘Bigg Boss’. Grapevine has it that the channel may now be trying to get Akshay Kumar to play host on ‘Bigg Boss 4’. And the sad part is that if Akki doesn’t agree, the show might even end up having a non-film celeb as host. In that case, we really hope Akshay agrees!