Weekends are not going to be same with Salman Khan, who's back with 'Bigg Boss 7' on your tube.
Getting candid with Screen, Salman Khan unspools about the show, the names he recommended for it and why he feels kids should not watch it.
Ques The promos of 'Bigg Boss 7' focuses on the heaven and hell concept. Can you please elaborate on it?
Salman Khan: The concept of ‘jannat’ (heaven) and ‘jhannum’ (hell) is just a publicity gimmick to promote the show. Every year there has to be something new, so these are just tactics to make it look new and different. The concept is very simple — you will see the angelic and the demonic traits that reside in the hearts of the celebrity contestants in the house.
Ques: What keeps you coming back to 'Bigg Boss'?
Salman Khan: I love the fact that I just have to dedicate one day in a week for the shoot. It’s good fun. As the host of the show, it feels good to meet the house inmates, who are eager to see someone who’s not a part of the house. They look so happy that it feels great to interact with them.
Ques: In the last season, 'Bigg Boss' was touted as a ‘complete family entertainer’. Who are your target audience this year?
Salman Khan: (Laughs) We keep saying that so that families believe that Bigg Boss is a ‘family’ show.
Ques: So, you don’t believe it to be a family show?
Salman Khan: I don’t know. Sometimes it goes overboard, and that is exactly when the Colors team love it (grins).
Ques: Do you personally follow Bigg Boss?
Salman Khan: I watch the show because I am a part of it. I try and watch it every night, or else before I go on stage to shoot for my weekend episodes. In fact I watch each episode two or three times only to be well-versed with the happenings inside the house. Watching Bigg Boss is interesting as you get to learn a lot. I analyse each contestant’s