Will he, won't he? The speculation continues whether Shahrukh Khan will host the next season of Bigg Boss. While sources in the channel insist that they are still in talks with King Khan, sources close to the actor insist that he has already turned down the show. Here's presenting the buzz from both the two sides.
Amitabh Bachchan, the original host of Kaun Banega Crorepati, returns to the show after ten years, replacing SRK. So it's natural for the channel to want Shahrukh to "replace" AB as Bigg Boss host, now that it is clear that Big B isn't doing it anymore. It is a "swapping" that is bound to hit the headlines and create buzz for both shows. While KBC will be air on Sony, Bigg Boss will be shown on Colors.
Says a TV producer, "It will be interesting to see the Big B and Shahrukh clashing over TRPs as hosts of two different reality TV shows. A channel source adds, "Currently negotiations are on with SRK and Colors. Of late, SRK has become good friends with Colors' Head of Programming, Ashvini Yardi, so he might just do it. Khan is being wooed with mega bucks to host the reality show. And he can really push Don 2 for a few months, if he wants. In any case, if he doesn't want to push back the film, he can travel from wherever he is, to shoot it.
Insiders in the Khan camp swear the actor is just too busy to accept a tv show, "Shahrukh is currently busy with his home production Ra.1, after which he begins filming for the Don sequel so he won't be able to do it do." Also, though it helps the show, he doesn't want to become a part of the SRK vs Big B clash. A source from Cineyug (who manage Shahrukh's shows and events) says, "Shahrukh is not doing Bigg Boss as his dates are not available."