Big B turns Pop Philosopher for 'BIGG BOSS'!

Bollywood Trade News Network
9/30/2009 11:26:52 AM

view BIG B AT THE LAUNCH OF BIGG BOSS SEASON 3 picture gallery

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After keeping millions of Indian households glued-on to 'Bigg Boss Season 2' last year, COLORS, announced the launch date of 'Bigg Boss' season 3, which starts airing from October 4th. And this year, 'Bigg Boss' gets even bigger, with the big boss of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, playing 'Pop Philosopher'.

Mr. Bachchan will be appearing on the show, twice every week. Big Boss Season 3 will also make its presence felt on television through a special music trailer with a song sung by none other than Big B Amitabh Bachchan himself set to music by the talented musical duo Vishal-Shekhar.

In this season of Bigg Boss, Mr. Bachchan will be playing the role of 'Pop Philosopher' - a unique concept that will be one of the differentiators of this season. As 'Pop Philosopher', Big B will bridge the gap between 'Bigg Boss' participants and viewers - through contextualizing events, simplifying emotions and most importantly, analyzing developments that happen within the 'Bigg Boss' house.

Mr. Bachchan will be seen interacting with all housemates and announcing the eviction. Further, Mr. Bachchan will be talking to the evictee for an hour - trying to analyze and de-code his/her emotional journey in the Bigg Boss house.

Speaking on the development, Rajesh Kamat, Chief Executive Officer - COLORS, said, ''It is our honour to have Mr. Bachchan on-board and we look forward to him providing his inimitable touch to one of our most popular format shows.''

Talking of his association with 'Bigg Boss', Mr. Bachchan commented, ''This is one show that has intrigued me immensely as a viewer - its format, its contestants and the psychological battle within the house. That intrigue, coupled with the unique concept that COLORS shared with me for this season, excited me to be a part of 'Bigg Boss' this year.'' He further added, ''I am looking forward to my role that gives me the unique opportunity to help viewers decode emotions and comprehend simple philosophies of life (without getting philosophical).''

Talking about this season, Ashvini Yardi, Programming Head - COLORS, added, ''There have been many new elements added in this season of 'Bigg Boss' that are sure to make this season, even bigger and better. Apart from an interesting mix of 'housemates' (that have been chosen, based on our viewers' choice), Mr. Bachchan's presence twice a week in an exciting role, will make for compelling viewing.''

On this occasion Mr. Deepak Dhar, MD Endemol India says: ''We are immensely proud of our property Big Boss, this is the third season running and with Mr. Bachchan on board this season we have raised the bar up for reality shows in India. With this new addition to Big Boss we are sure to revolutionize reality TV."