Boss 5 saw its screaming launch yesterday with its live telecast on all
channels. Salman Khan
accompanied by his dear friend, brother and new
host Sanjay Dutt
gave a rocking introduction to the show. On the outset
of the launch Salman shared his previous experiences with the show and
Sanjay shared his thought about hosting a show for the very first time
on Indian Television.
Excerpts…It is the first time that you two have performed something on stage together for the launch of a show. How do you feel?Sanjay
: I felt really nice because I got some confidence seeing Salman and I enjoyed something wholeheartedly after a long while.
You are going to host a television show for the first time. How have you prepared yourself?
Sajay: Yes, it indeed is my first show as a host and I am nervous. Actually I was a little nervous backstage but after I came on stage with Salman and once he started off, I felt really comfortable and we went with the flow after that.
We have heard that Salman Khan will not be there after a few episodes. Is that true?Sanjay Dutt
: He is going to be there throughout.Salman Khan:
I will not be there only for a few episodes.
So how are you both going to manage to keep in touch?
Salman: We are going to be in touch through the phone of course and once we get to know the names of the contestants, we are going to Google their history.
Has Salman given you any tips for the show?
Sanjay: Salman Bhai has asked me to wear a proper suit, keep short hair and wear proper shoes for the show. He has also asked me to behave well and be nice to people. Sanjay:
Last season there was a particular way Salman interacted with the ones who got eliminated, wherein he hugged and bid a cordial adieu. Will you also have a particular gesture like that?
See, they are not culprits that I will run behind them with a stick, they are contestants and loving and hugging them is not a bad thing.
Salman, you hosted the show alone last year and this time there is Sanjay with you. How do you feel?
I felt alone on that big platform last year and I feel good that he is there this season. The tagline line this year is 'Double Waat.' So how much are you going to enjoy doing it together?
Sanjay: Dekho, pyaar se bhi waat laga sakte hain.
Salman: Pyaar se hi waat lagaayenge...
Sanjay, have you seen the previous episodes of Bigg Boss 4 that Salman had hosted?
Yes I haveWhich of the contestants do you like from this season?
We are not aware of the names of people who will be part of this season nor does Sanjay know. It's all decided by the channel.
Is there any person from the film industry that you would like to see inside Bigg Boss house?
t is tough to get people from the film industry to get in the show because they are busy and will have issues with dates. So let it go this year, I will tell you about this the next year.
How are you after the surgery?
I am fine now; the doctors have allowed me to host the show or else meri waat lag jaayegi.
Last season we saw Pamela Anderson making an appearance in Bigg Boss; will we see a guest again this year?
I really have no idea. There are speculations that Shakira, Lady Gaga and Madhuri Dixit might enter the show.
Who would you like to see inside?
would like to see Shakira and Lady Gaga together. It is Double Waat this time.
If given a chance, how would you pull each others' leg?
I would do it lovingly, by hugging, by fightingSanjay:
Also by drinking coffee
Sanjay, do you think this is a late entry to television?
I think this is the perfect time for me. Yes, I was a little reluctant initially, but after I appeared on 10 Ka Dum
as a guest, Salman asked me to anchor whenever a chance comes and when Bigg Boss approached me I said a yes immediately.
Last season Salman made a visit to the Bigg Boss house once, would you like to try it?
Yes, definitely, but it all depends on Colors
If given a choice, Salman would you like to opt anyone else in Sanju's place?
No, it will always be Sanju. Because of the chemistry, bonding, years of knowing each other very well I would definitely choose him.
Reporter and Author: Saranya Valsarajan