Shahrukh Khan to replace Salman Khan as ‘Bigg Boss 8’ host?

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was seen at party held by the TV channel Colors during the weekend and Salman Khan was not there! This has once again led to speculations about the host of next season’s ‘Bigg Boss’ show. The channel’s celebration with Bollywood and small screen artiste’s at an uptown hotel without Sallu set rumours going that he was unhappy with the channel over something that happened last season.

But reports say that sources at the television channel Colors were laughing at the news of SRK replacing Salman Khan as the ‘Bigg Boss’ host for its next season. The channel is not even thinking of replacing Salman, they are in fact re-negotiating with the superstar to host the popular show once more.

A source at a high position with Colors was quoted saying, “‘Bigg Boss’ and Salman have become synonymous. As far as we’re concerned, the two brands are inseparable. We’ve to admit, the show has benefited immensely from Salman’s presence. At the same time Salman, too, has discovered an added connectivity with the home-viewing audience. His attitude really works for the show, and there is no chance of us letting it go.”

Even the superstar’s intense schedule is no bar for the show’s next season. According to sources, the channel is willing to wait, and may even re-work its schedule if needed for Salman to accommodate the next season of ‘Bigg Boss’.

Some reports said that Salman’s business managers have asked for a considerable raise in the fees which the show’s producers Endemol are more than willing to shell out.

When asked about the rumours of Shah Rukh replacing Salman, the channel’s source clarified and said, “We don’t know where that came from. Certainly not from us. Our channel may have met Shah Rukh, we aren’t discounting that possibility. It could be to discuss another show. But, certainly not for ‘Bigg Boss’. ‘Bigg Boss’ is a brand that gets its power from Salman’s presence. It’s what ‘Dabangg’ is to Salman’s screen image or ‘Singham’ is to Ajay Devgn. No one can imagine the ‘Bigg Boss’ brand without Salman.”

On the other had a source close to Salman confirmed and said, “Like the channel told you any star would be happy to have his name associated with the ‘Bigg Boss’ brand. And if such rumours (of SRK replacing Salman) make anyone happy, then so be it. Let them have fun.”