It’s official: Junior NTR to host Telugu version of Bigg Boss

Updated on Jun 13, 2017 02:52 PM IST
Junior NTR will host the Telugu version of popular reality show, Bigg Boss. It will the actor’s first foray into television.
Bigg Boss in Telugu will mark Jr NTR’s first foray into television.
Bigg Boss in Telugu will mark Jr NTR’s first foray into television.
Hindustan Times, Chennai | BySandeep Acharya

We had already reported that Junior NTR will be hosting the Telugu version of popular reality show, Bigg Boss, and on Tuesday it was officially confirmed. This is NTR’s first foray into television. Indeed, it is one of the biggest small screen forays in south India in recent times. With his natural spontaneity and talent, NTR will play an extremely crucial role in being the only link between the audience and around a dozen celebrities who will be placed inside a locked house.

In a statement, he said, “Television is one of the biggest mediums for entertainment. When I was approached by Star MAA to host Bigg Boss, the biggest ever show on Telugu Television, I was intrigued by the challenge. I believe that the show will be a game changer.” Bigg Boss is the Indian version of the international format Big Brother, one of the most successful reality television series ever. The Endemol owned format Big Brother has had 10 blockbuster seasons in Hindi with Salman Khan as the host. About a dozen participants will be locked inside a house and provided with all necessary amenities but they will be completely cut off from technology and the outside world. Everything they do will be watched by a large number of cameras and ultimately the audience. The format promises a fascinating view on a group of strangers learning to live with each other.

On the career front, NTR is busy shooting for Jai Lava Kusa. In the film, he plays triple role and will be seen romancing Nivetha Thomas and Raashi Khanna. For one of his roles, NTR will be seen wearing prosthetic and his look is being handled by Hollywood make-up artist Vance Hartwell, popular for his work in films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Shutter Island. The look of the antagonist’s role has already gone viral. NTR will wear prosthetic make up for this character and he will speak with a stutter. It’s going to be a very interesting character with a menacing side and audiences are in for a surprise.

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