Salman Khan might be going all out to publicise the heaven and hell concept for the seventh season of the popular reality show, Bigg Boss, but he believes that in reality one has to experience it both in their very life itself. “Whatever we have to bhugto, we have to bhugto here only on earth. This letter has been attested by God and Cc-d to all,” jokes the 47-year-old. Ask him in jest if he thinks marriage is a jannat or jahannum, and he gets thoughtful for a moment before replying, “Actually I have no first hand experience or practice. Do chaar shadiya kar chuka hota toh variations ke saath bata sakta tha apna experience,” he jokes.
With several speculative figures doing the rounds about the sum being offered to him on the show that starts on Colors from tomorrow, 9pm onwards, we prod him on the actual figure, and he whispers, “Shhh... arrey they are paying me very less, I am still bargaining but they are saying if we pay you more, others will also ask for more money.”
Well, clearly, he’s in no mood to divulge the ‘confidential’ number, so we ask him about the contestants instead. “It will be an interesting mix, and yes with some devilish characters too. Everybody wants to see a devil in the house,” says Salman. And, personally, how does he handle the fights in the house. “When four unknown people stay together, it’s natural to have fights... kinti baar mere khud ke ghar mein I lose my cool,” says Salman, who’s known for the spontaneity with which he hosts the show.
Does he follow any script? “No I don’t, arrey apne pakad liya mujhe!” he laughs, adding, “When what the participants are doing is not scripted, how can my dialogues be scripted?”
Finally, we ask him if he himself would ever want to be an inmate of a similar house or show. “Kyon bhai, jab show host karneko mil raha hai, main kyon jaoon inmate banne!” he says mockingly.