#BiggBoss13: This 'Balika Vadhu' actor approached for Salman's show?
Bigg Boss 13, which will be hosted by Salman Khan, is in constant news. Recently it was reported that Chunkey Panday and Neelam Kothari are being considered to be a part of the show. And, now the recent one to join the bandwagon is Sidharth Shukla. According to reports, Sidharth, who became a household name with Balika Vadhu, has been approached for BB13.
According to a SpotboyE report, BB makers have been persuading Sidharth since long, and now finally, the Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania actor has given his nod. No official confirmation has been issued yet though. This will however not be Sidharth's first reality show. He was a participant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6, and also the winner of Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 7.
Sidharth is also infamous for his abusive behavior on the sets. In fact, the 38-year-old was, reportedly, replaced by Kaala Teeka actor Rohan Gandotra on his last show Dil Se Dil Tak post repeated arguments with the creative producer and his co-stars. The actor was also arrested last year in July for hitting three vehicles and ramming his car onto a divider in Mumbai.
Apart from Sidharth, Bollywood actors Chunky Panday and Neelam Kothari are also rumored to be a part of the controversial reality show. Media reports also suggested that Chunky has been roped in as the first celebrity contestant of the show. Neelam, meanwhile, is "quite interested in the offer and can most likely sign on the dotted line," a source told TellyChakkar.
Apart from them, names like Zarine Khan, Ankita Lokhande, Ridhi Dogra, Tinaa Datta and Rashami Desai are also doing the rounds for this season of the show. However, no official confirmation on any of the rumored contestant's participation has been received yet.
Interestingly, Bigg Boss 12, which had celebrities like Dipika Kakar, Karanvir Bohra, Sreesanth along with commoners, failed to live up to the expectations of the audience. As a result, the makers came up with a change in the theme of the show. This time, it will not be open to aam aadmi. Instead, the show will feature 23 celebrities fighting for the winner's trophy.
Coming to the host, apparently, Salman will be charging huge for BB13. Notably, the superstar has been hosting BB since Season 4. However, this time he will be charging around Rs. 31 crore per weekend for his appearance. This is much higher than what he charged for BB12 (Rs. 12-14crore per episode). Also, unlike previous seasons, BB13 will be shot in Mumbai's Film City.