While there have been many speculations about why Bigg Boss 8
was not ended as scheduled and was extended for a month despite not
having Salman hosting it, the actual reason, apparently was because
the channel had no other show ready to replace it. The show which
was supposed to replace Bigg Boss 8 at 9 pm slot was
..Ashoka.., and with the show not ready to go on air, they
had to extend Bigg Boss for 30 more days.
While some of the viewers are happy with the extension of their
favourite reality show, there are more disappointed that their
Bollywood superstar is no longer hosting it and they won't be
getting to see him every weekend. Salman, who is affiliated with
the show for the past 5 seasons, was unable to lend his dates for
the show since they were reserved for his film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It is also
said that Salman made it very clear to the makers of the show that
the extended show will not be called Bigg Boss 8 and thus came up
Bigg Boss Halla Bol and Farha's name was suggested by the
Dabangg star himself.
Though Salman won't be appearing on the Bigg Boss
weekend episodes for the next few weeks, his fans and the fans of
the show are hopeful that he will be present at the finale episode
of Bigg Boss Halla Bol.