Salman convinced me for Bigg Boss: Sanjay Dutt
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Salman convinced me for Bigg Boss: Sanjay Dutt

Today, Sanjay Dutt will be shooting his first episode for season five of Bigg Boss with co-host Salman. He admits he owes his TV debut to buddy Salman Khan and wants him to consider Dus Ka Dum’s next season.

tv Updated: Oct 02, 2011 16:18 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Bigg Boss Season Five has come full circle as far as its hosts are concerned. Five seasons ago, Arshad Circuit Warsi hosted the first season that was shot at Karjat’s ND Studios for Sony Entertainment, followed by Shilpa Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan, and finally Salman Khan, who anchored the show for Colors.

Today, Sanjay Munnabhai Dutt will be shooting his first episode for season five with co-host Salman at the same studio. “When I took up the show and the on-air dates were decided, I didn’t make that connection. But now, I’d say it’s amazing,” beams Sanjay. “I’m not trying to pit Salman against anyone, but I watched the last season only for him.”

He asserts that his buddy had been coaxing him to take up TV shows for many years now, and he had even shot a promo of a game show called Mission Dus Crore for Sahara One, though it never took off.

“There were concepts, but I wasn’t comfortable with them. The one that I shot a promo for was one of the few that sparked my interest, but sadly, it never saw daylight. Even this time, when Bigg Boss was offered to me, it took Salman’s convincing for me to take it up. He assured me that he’d be there, and that I’d pull the show off,” says Sanjay.

Earlier this year, there were reports that Salman had recommended that the producers of Dus Ka Dum get Sanjay to anchor the third season. Sanjay says, “I’ve been on the show and I’ve enjoyed it. Salman had spoken to me about it, but until the producers make me an offer, whether I’d do the show or not doesn’t warrant a comment.”

First Published: Oct 01, 2011 19:10 IST