Ranbir refuses to replace Salman as ‘Bigg Boss 8’ host

Bollywood’s superstar in the making — the promising Ranbir Kapoor — reportedly turned down the offer of being the anchor of the controversial show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 8.

The show which had seen Salman Khan as the host for the past four consecutive seasons is on the lookout for another popular face for its next season!

Media reports said, there were speculations that the superstar was no longer keen on being a part of the show and that he had hinted even while the show was on air, about him leaving the ‘Bigg Boss’ series.

The industry rumours gave out quite a few names of actors, including Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

There have been talks around Ranbir Kapoor and Salman Khan’s equation for a long time. And it is a known fact to all that the Katrina issue connects or more aptly separates the two actors.

The actress — a former lady-love of Salman — is allegedly dating Ranbir now. But, reportedly Ranbir has denied having a strained relation with the ‘Dabangg’ superstar and has gone on record saying he has great respect for his seniors in the industry.

Ranbir certainly does not want to step into Salman’s shoes, besides four other probable hosts — Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan that have been doing the rounds.

‘Bigg Boss’ is a reality show based on the original ‘Dutch Big Brother’ set-up developed by John de Mol. Several contestants (termed as ‘housemates’) live in a house, specially built and are isolated from the rest of the world.

The ‘Bigg Boss’ show sees a different house every season. One of the houses was located in the tourist spot of Lonavala in Pune. Another house for the fifth season was located in Karjat, Mumbai.

Ranbir, through his successful career in Bollywood has become one of the highest-paid actors in India. He has received several awards and nominations, including five Filmfare Awards.

Ranbir’s first acting stint was as the protagonist in Bhansali’s 2007 tragic-romance ‘Saawariya’. The movie was a box-office flop, but he received his first Filmfare Award — Best Male Debut for his performance. His first commercial success was the romantic comedy ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ released in 2008.

Besides acting in films, Ranbir supports numerous charities and causes, and is vocal about issues faced by women and is the goodwill ambassador of Shabana Azmi’s Mijwan Welfare Society.