Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will return as the host of popular reality show "Bigg Boss" in its upcoming ninth season, a top official from Colors channel has confirmed. (Also Read: The Bigg Boss Rumour Bust: No Shweta Basu Prasad, no Uday Chopra)
Colors CEO Raj Nayak tweeted:
In fact, the actor is already at work for the controversial reality show. A source told IANS that he's shooting a promo for the new season here on Friday.
Salman, 49, hosted the last season of the show, but later stepped down from its extended edition Bigg Boss Halla Bol which was hosted by choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan. At that time, he had to attend to his other film commitments.
Thereafter, there were reports that Salman might not return as the host of the show due to his busy schedule. However, now it's clear that he will be back.
The Dabangg star has hosted a total of four seasons of the show, which is an Indian version of internationally acclaimed reality format Celebrity Big Brother. The show involves celebrity contestants being locked inside a house for three months under constant camera surveillance with no luxury and limited amenities.
On the big screen, Salman will next be seen in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. He is also busy promoting his forthcoming production Hero.