There’s going to be another Big B in Bigg Boss: Amitabh Bachchan returns to the small screen after four years, as the host of the controversial reality show.
Or rather, as Colors — the channel on which Bigg Boss appears — maintains, he returns more as a ‘pop philosopher’ than a host or anchor.
“Naturally, I’m excited, and a little apprehensive too as to how the show will be received,” said Bachchan, whose last TV outing was on Star Plus in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) Dwitiya in 2005.
Getting the Big B is a big deal for Colors CEO Rajesh Kamat. He claimed that Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the international hit Big Brother, played an important role in finally pushing Colors to the No. 1 slot in April.
Bachchan said he was “intrigued’ by the concept. “Why do people behave the way they do?” he asked, referring to the housemates who fight, squabble and bitch their way through their weeks of incarceration. By acting as a guru-like figure who will decode the emotions in the Bigg Boss house and offer philosophical advice, Bachchan hopes to set himself apart from — and much above — the housemates.