This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Amidst widespread speculation that other superstars Shah Rukh Khan or Akshay Kumar may replace Salman Khan as the host of Bigg Boss Season 8 on Colors, recently Salman himself gave a statement to the media in Mumbai. “If I don’t host, then I think Shah Rukh Khan would be a good host,” he said during the launch of the song Devil for his upcoming film Kick.
But Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar, who has handled public relations for the maximum number of Bigg Boss contestants like Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sambhavna Seth, Sherlyn Chopra, Pooja Misrra, Diana Hayden, Shamita Shetty, Ashmit Patel, Vindu Dara Singh, Zulfi Syed, Salil Ankola, Amar Upadhyay and Anita Advani, feels Salman Khan should return.
“I have a feeling Salman Khan should return as the host in BB8. His aura over Bigg Boss is inimitable. Few can manage to generate hype as easily as Salman Khan,” acknowledges the PR specialist. The publicist who has also handled the media for Shilpa Shetty during Big Brother is considered to be the best PR with controversies and hype.
“Bigg Boss is the greatest reality show Indian television has ever seen and Salman is a master with charm and a perfectionist with entertainment. The synergy has always created magic,” remarks Dale who is a seasoned hand with controversy, so much so that he was himself invited to participate in Bigg Boss 7 as a contestant, though he chose not to.
Apart from the Dabangg megastar, Bigg Boss has earlier seen celebrity hosts like Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and Sanjay Dutt.