By Jyothi Venkatesh
Although names like Sidharth Shukla, Farah Khan, Rohit Shetty etc made the rounds to host the Bigg Boss OTT on Voot, it was ultimately Karan Johar who was chosen for the job of hosting Bigg Boss OTT which would be a six-week series will be streaming on Voot ahead of its Colors TV version.
Regarding the hosting of Bigg Boss OTT, Karan Johar stated: “My mother and I are big Bigg Boss fans and wouldn’t miss a day. As a viewer, it entertains me with a dash of drama. For decades I have always enjoyed moderating shows and now with Bigg Boss OTT. it will surely be over the top. My mother’s dream has come true. “
Bigg Boss OTT will have a mix of influencers, social media stars and some celebs as candidates. Aside from the usual hour-long episode, viewers can watch their journey live on the streaming platform 24/7. Just like the TV show, Endemol India will also fund this digital version.
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Karan Johar promises that Bigg Boss OTT will be much “more sensational and dramatic”. And adds: “I hope I can meet the expectations of the audience and my friends, make the Weekend Ka Vaar with the participants an entertaining affair in my own style and increase the entertainment quotient.”
Regarding Bigg Boss OTT, Salman Khan says: “It’s great that this season of Bigg Boss is going to be digital for the first time with Bigg Boss OTT, 6 weeks before TV by the end of September this year. The platform will experience unprecedented interactivity where the audience is not only entertained, but also participates, engages, assigns and more – it’s really for the people and by the people. My advice to all participants is to be active and entertaining and to behave well in the BB. “
The makers of Bigg Boss OTT are still in final talks with the participants. While Divya Agarwal and Ridhima Pandit are said to have signed the dotted lines, the remaining names will be determined shortly. Bigg Boss OTT will launch on August 8th and will only stream on Voot for six weeks as Karan Johar is shooting his own movie Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani with Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan etc Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. Some of the top performers then have a chance to be on the main show – Bigg Boss 15, which airs on Colors.