- "Happy birthday to my happiness," Junior NTR posted on Twitter
- Junior NTR's wife and son paid the actor a surprise visit on the sets
- Bigg Boss Telugu went on air from July 16
Happy birthday to my happiness.your blessings are always a boon.thank you all. pic.twitter.com/F7ardNVZHn— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) July 22, 2017
Bigg Boss Telugu marks Junior NTR's television debut. Of the show, Junior NTR earlier told IANS, "When Star Maa (the channel on which the show airs) approached me with the offer, I didn't think even for a minute to say yes. I was intrigued because I saw it as an opportunity to explore myself. I don't know anything about hosting, and I see this as a challenge I would like to take head on. It's also the kind of show where the contestants can also explore themselves."
Bigg Boss is based on UK's Big Brother. So far, 10 seasons of the show have been aired in Hindi while the Tamil version is hosted by actor Kamal Haasan. Bigg Boss Telugu went on air from July 16.
Junior NTR was introduced to Bigg Boss (hosted by Salman Khan) by his cousin, the actor revealed a few weeks ago. However, he decided not to watch it as he 'didn't want to get influenced' by others and took it up as a challenge. "My cousin had once introduced me to the show. I must have watched a few minutes of one episode where Salman Khan was hosting. I decided not to watch the show in other languages because I didn't want to get influenced by what they (other hosts) did. They have paid me enough. Honestly, I didn't worry much about remuneration. I was more excited about the challenge," Junior NTR told IANS.
(With IANS inputs)