Salman Khan candidly answered questions concerning the many rumours which are circulating about him, beginning with nixing the speculation that he wasn’t going to host Bigg Boss 16 and that his charges have touched Rs 1,000 crore.
Speaking to journalists on the digital media briefing, Salman stated: “Well, I am often asked if I am doing the show or not, so I get irritated sometimes and tell these people that I don’t want to do the show. But these people are helpless as they feel if not me, then who else. So, they have no choice.” By ‘they’, the star clearly meant the producers of the present.
On the hearsay that his charges added as much as Rs 1,000 crore, Salman Khan stated: “I would never get this much and if in reality, I get this amount, I don’t think I’d be working. I have a lot of expenses like on lawyers and because of these rumours, income-tax people will start noticing me.”
When requested why he has returned to the present as host, Salman Khan stated: “I learn a lot on this show and get to meet so many people, and whenever they go off track, I bring them back in the right direction. I protect the bullied and bully the ones who bully. In the four months when this show goes on, we bond like a family.”
On whether or not he wish to invite a Bollywood couple on the present, Salman stated: “No one. I don’t think anyone can play the game inside. It’s a different thing. I would not take the names but I would like to have a few contestants who would go inside single but come out from the house together.”
Salman Khan then talked about his mom’s diminishing love for the present. He revealed: “She used to watch it religiously. Now, she also watches other shows. This might be because she feels that she has had too much of Bigg Boss.”
On being requested a few piece of recommendation given to him by his mom, he talked about jokingly: “She tells me to go and teach them a lesson. That is why I get so charged up.”
Bigg Boss 16 is all set to begin from October 1 at 9:30 p.m. on Colors.