Akkineni Nagarjuna is all set to host the third season of popular Telugu reality show Bigg Boss. The first season was premiered in 2017 and was hosted by Jr NTR and it turned out to be an instant hit. The TRPs of the show skyrocketed, breaking many records. However, the star could not take up season two as he was busy with his acting assignments and the offer then went to Nani who successfully hosted the show.
Star MAA, the official broadcasters, released the promo of the show with Nargarjuna on Friday. If sources are anything to go by, Nagarjuna will be charging an amount of Rs 12 lakh per episode. Moreover, the Bigg Boss house has been constructed at Annapurna 7acres which belongs to Annapurna Studios owned by Nagarjuna himself.
Reportedly, the makers of the reality show had approached Jr NTR to return for the third season of Bigg Boss. The star agreed to be back on the sets and was paid a whopping Rs 2 crore for it. In 2017, he was paid Rs 35 lakh per episode which was much higher than what veteran actors like Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna were paid for hosting television shows. Upon agreeing initially, Jr NTR later backed out owing to his ambitious project â€˜RRRâ€™, directed by SS Rajamouli.
Nagarjuna made his television debut by hosting Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati on Maa TV. Though the show was a flop in all other regional languages, Nagarjuna made the Telugu show a success.
Nagarjuna is currently busy with Manmadhudu 2 which is being directed by Rahul Ravindran of Chi La Sow fame. Nagarjuna plays the lead role in this romantic entertainer which has Rakul Preet Singh and Keerthy Suresh in the star cast.
According to reports, both Keerthy Suresh as well as Rakul Preet Singh will be seen as the female leads in this flick. Those in the supporting roles include Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh, Nassar, Lakshmi, Devadarshini, Jhansi, etc. Chintan Bharadwaj is composing music for this romantic comedy. The film is being bankrolled jointly by Nagâ€™s Manam enterprises and P Kiranâ€™s Anandi Art Creations.
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