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Actor Salman Khan is too busy to host the popular reality show 'Bigg Boss Season 5' therefore he has directed the channel to Bollywood's original macho man, Sanjay Dutt. Just after the season 4 of the show ended, the producers including Salman announced that the actor will continue hosting the fifth season.
However, Salman is packed with his back to back films with Bodyguard, Sher Khan, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick and Dabangg 2 on the list. Good friend and colleague Sanjay Dutt may be seen hosting the next installment of Bigg Boss on Colors with frequent special appearances from the Dabangg Khan.
When the channel approached Salman recently, the actor expressed his inability to do the show, because of his film commitments. He then suggested the producers to approach Sanjay Dutt. The channel approached Sanjay and after a few meetings the deal was sealed. Though everything has been chalked out, the actor is yet to sign the dotted lines.
Bigg Boss 5 will go on air in October. Karan Johar"s Agneepath, which stars Dutt will be wrapped up by then. The actor will then immediately start shooting for Bigg Boss 5. Meanwhile, the channel has also started finalizing the contestants for the house.
The channel was very keen on retaining Salman Khan as the host, but finally settled with Saju baba. Earlier, there were reports that Sanjay is making his small screen debut as the host of 'Dus Ka Dum'. When contacted, the channel spokesperson denied the news and Dutt remained unavailable for comments.