July 24 : After the makers of Bigg Boss OTT dropped a teaser of the show featuring Salman Khan as the host, filmmaker and producer Karan Johar has announced that he will host the digital show.
Earlier, there was a big suspense over the host of Bigg Boss OTT, as names like Sidharth Shukla, Farah Khan, Rohit Shetty were doing rounds on internet. Finally, putting an end to the suspense, Karan has replaced Salman Khan for the OTT version of the show, which will launch on Voot on August 8.
Announcing his joining Bigg Boss OTT as the host, Karan took to his Instagram handle and shared a poster of the OTT show. Sharing the post, the filmmaker wrote, “Ok here I am !!! The host of #bigbossOTT @voot @vootselect #bigbossottonvoot all the fun, craziness and over the topness will be unleashed soooooon!!!! Watch this space for more !!!!
Karan Johar to host Bigg Boss OTT on Voot from Aug 8
Earlier, talking to a news agency, Karan said that he and his mom Hiroo Johar love the show as it is hugely entertaining. He said they never miss it for a day. Karan also said that he hosting the show was his mother’s dream, which has come true.
Karan also revealed that the show will be a lot more sensational and over-the-top. He believes the Weekend Ka Vaar with the contestants will surely be an enjoyable affair in his own style.
Karan will host Bigg Boss OTT for six weeks starting from August 8 on Voot. After the OTT version, the show will be aired on TV with Salman Khan as the host and will be launched as Bigg Boss 15.
Having hosted multiple seasons of Koffee with Karan, Karan is known to make shows spicier with gossips, and the makers of the OTT version reportedly wanted it to be formatted that way. Karan has also hosted the popular dating show What the Love!, which premiered on Netflix last year. He also judged reality shows like India’s Got Talent, Nach Baliye and India’s Next Superstar.
Bigg Boss OTT will have a mix of influencers, social media stars and some celebs as contestants. The shows will stream 24X7 live on Voot. Endemol India will bankroll this digital version too as the TV version.