Voot has confirmed that its upcoming OTT version of the reality show, ‘Bigg Boss’ will be hosted by Bollywood director and producer, Karan Johar. The series will start streaming from August 8, 2021.
This new digital leg of the show is a part of its 15th season and will run for six weeks. It will then tie into the actual television version which begins from September 19, on Colours TV.
Johar, in a statement on his involvement said:
“My mom and I are huge ‘Bigg Boss’ fans. As a viewer, the show keeps me entertained with dollops of drama. For decades, I have always enjoyed hosting shows and now with ‘Bigg Boss OTT’, the experience will be over-the-top. It’s my mother’s dream to come true. ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ will undeniably have a lot more drama.”
The Twitterverse, however, has not taken kindly to the news, and fans have not held back in criticising Johar as the new host.
Invest more money and energy promoting Asur,a product that you should actually be proud off that even put shows on Netflix to shame.Or are gearing up to be in league with Zee5 and Alt Balaji.@VootSelect.If so then sell Asur to @PrimeVideoIN or @NetflixIndia— Mandvi Saxena (@mandvisaxena5) July 24, 2021
ab main voot app subscribe nhi karunga bcz sid not hosting, karan johar not a good choice at all mujhe nhi lagta wo thik se kar payega.— Bir Bhadra Singh (@BirBhadraSingh5) July 24, 2021
🤮🤮🤮🤮 Koi aur nahi mila app logo ko as a Host .. like seriously.. ohh god 🤦♀️🤦♀️.. I am not going to watch at all..— 💫 Anwesha Biswas 💫 (@AnweshaBiswas6) July 24, 2021
Voot this is ur biggest mistake ever ..
Release se phle he flop kar diya 🤮🤮🤮— shaikh sarfaraz (@shaikhs37812749) July 25, 2021
OMG 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 what a joke 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 …. If he will than definitely this show will be in flop show list 😜— Keya #Sidnaaz💓 (@Keya78Patel) July 24, 2021
The show will stream hour long episodes on Voot, followed by a 24×7 livestream. The contestants for this new digital season have not been finalised yet.
Check out the official teaser: