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Salman-Sanjay Dutt to host Bigg Boss together

Last updated on: July 20, 2011 13:45 IST

Sanjay Dutt and Salman KhanFor the first time, popular reality show Bigg Boss has roped in two actors to host the show -- Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

The show is expected to go on air in October.

"Over the last three years, Colors has taken Bigg Boss to newer heights of entertainment and popularity. Now, with both Salman and Sanjay as hosts, the appeal of Bigg Boss Season 5 will touch unprecedented heights," Head of Programming, Colors, Ashvini Yardi said.

Salman, who had hosted the fourth season of the reality show, is the only celebrity, who will be hosting this show for the second time.

Bigg Boss is a reality show where celebrity contestants stay in a house for about three months, cut off from the outside world. They are overseen by a 'mysterious person' known as the 'Bigg Boss'.

The show's earlier hosts have been Arshad Warsi, Shilpa Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt, who makes his television debut with Bigg Boss, is very excited about hosting it.

"I am extremely delighted that I am making my foray into television through a concept like Bigg Boss -- a show that holds a nation's attention for more than three months. I loved watching Salman host the last season. I thought he was mind-blowing with his sense-of-humor and inimitable style," Dutt said.

According to rumours, Dutt was offered to host the show in the past but he refused and had purposely quoted an exorbitant amount.

"I enjoyed working on Bigg Boss last season and received a lot of positive response from fans and well-wishers alike. It is an exciting format that makes for compelling viewing and I am glad to be back for another season. I think it is a great move to also sign-up Sanjay Dutt. It can only mean one thing for the viewers -- more excitement and a differentiated appeal for this season," Salman said.

Salman and Sanjay were seen together for the first time in 1991 in the famous love triangle movie, Saajan, co-starring Madhuri Dixit. They were later seen together in David Dhawan's comedy film, Chal Mere Bhai (2000) with Karisma Kapoor.

The actors were reportedly not on talking terms after Salman had mimicked Sanjay during a world tour, which did not go down well with the latter. He retaliated saying, "Salman must get serious with life."

This episode kept their friendship on hold. But later, Sanjay visited Salman on the sets of Veer (2010), where the two reportedly got back again.

Do you think Bigg Boss just got better with both Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt joining in? Tell us!

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