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The big confusion over the host of Bigg Boss OTT ends here. While names like Sidharth Shukla, Farah Khan, Rohit Shetty were doing rounds, a leading media house has exclusive information that the digital mini version of the most popular show will be hosted by Karan Johar. The filmmaker will step into the shoes of Salman Khan for the special series, which launches on August 8 on Voot.

A source shared with us that given the reality series will air on web, they wanted to make it jauntier and zestier. Karan Johar, who is known to be a raconteur and someone who loves gossip fitted the bill of the OTT version. “Karan enjoys the format of Bigg Boss and given the web version will have a younger audience, he was excited to come on board. Also, unlike the TV show, this is a shorter commitment, making it more feasible for him, as he is also set to start filming for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani,” the source added.

Having hosted multiple seasons of Koffee with Karan, Karan Johar is skillful at this new role. He had even hosted the dating show What the Love!, which premiered on Netflix in 2020. The filmmaker has also judged reality shows like India’s Got Talent, Nach Baliye and India’s Next Superstar.

Talking about hosting Bigg Boss OTT, the filmmaker shared, “My mom and I are huge Bigg Boss fans and wouldn’t miss it for a day. As a viewer, it keeps me hugely entertained with dollops of drama. For decades now, I have always enjoyed hosting shows and now with Bigg Boss OTT… it will surely be Over the Top. It’s my mother’s dream come true.”

KJo promised that Bigg Boss OTT will be lot more “sensational and dramatic.” Well, we cannot wait to see what KJo brings to the table on the OTT platform.


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Joydev Mishra

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