Sanjay Dutt to host Bigg Boss 5

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By Hindustan Times

It's a fresh host for Bigg Boss again. Salman Khan has stepped out of Bigg Boss 5 citing date issues giving way to Sanju baba, who'd now make his television debut with the show.

Sanjay Dutt was approached by Colors on Salman's suggestion.

A source told Mumbai Mirror: “After Amitabh, it was Salman Khan who was arguably the most popular host of the show so far. However Salman, who was supposed to host the fifth season as well is tied up with too many film commitments. He has to shoot for Sanju Sher Khan immediately after Bodyguard. Then he has Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, Nadiadwala’s Kick and Dabangg 2. Considering his busy schedule, Salman suggested the show producers that they approach Sanjay Dutt for the show.”

Sanju apparently couldn't say no to a project recommended by good friend Sallu.

“However, Sanjay is yet to sign the dotted line. But everything has been chalked out. The show goes on air in October. Karan Johar’s Agneepath will be wrapped up by then. He will start shooting for Bigg Boss immediately after that. The channel was keen to retain Salman. However, when they approached him, he expressed his inability to do the show,” said the source.

Meanwhile, the production house has started deciding on the participants. “He will soon sign the papers and will officially confirm the news. The production house has also also started approaching the contestants for the new season,” added the source.

Interestingly, news about Sanju replacing Salman in Dus Da Dum is also doing the rounds.

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