Bigg Boss is one of the most successful television reality shows in India with good TRPs no matter what language it is aired in. The first version of the show, Bigg Boss Hindi, was hosted by Bollywood star Salman Khan and after its huge success it was made in other languages as well. While Kamal Haasan hosted the Tamil version, the Telugu version was helmed by Jr NTR and Kannada by Kiccha Sudeep.
According to latest reports, the show will soon get a Malayalam version and that Mohanlal will be hosting it. Sources say that the producers of the show are in talks with Mohanlal but the deal is not through yet. We also hear that other top ranking heroes in the Malayalam film industry are in the fray for hosting the show as well.
It may be mentioned here that Mohanlal had made his small screen debut with the program Lalsalaam, which was a talk show on his own films, and if agrees to Bigg Boss, it would be his second foray into TV.
Bigg Boss is based on the Big Brother format that was rolled out by Endemol in the Netherlands. It is a reality show in which the contestants, mainly celebs, stay inside the Bigg Boss house without any connection to the outside world whatsoever. Every week one of the house mates is eliminated and eventually the one who manages to stay in the house till the end is declared the winner and awarded the cash prize. Though it may sound simple, the rules are quite complicated.
While Salman Khan, Kiccha Sudeep, Kamal Haasan and Jr NTR have all hosted the Bigg Boss shows in their region successfully, it needs to be seen how the reality show would fare among the Malayalam speaking television audiences.
Meanwhile, in Telugu, the first season hosted by Jr NTR went on to become a big hit. And this season, the opportunity to host the show may fall on actor Nani. According to the buzz, the actor has been approached to host the upcoming season and the modalities are being worked out. An official announcement on Nani getting onboard the show is expected to be made soon.
(Content provided by Digital Native)