Salman Khan is the new ‘King Khan’ of Bollywood

TV channels line up for the most bankable star


  • Lipika Varma/Sanskriti Media and Entertainment
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Indian Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt (L) and Salman Khan pose on the set of Indian television Reality Show at Colors ‘Bigg Boss Season 5′ in Mumbai. (AFP)

Salman Khan has become the new ‘king Khan’ of Bollywood by all stretch of imagination.

He is a superstar and has become the most bankable star in the world of endorsements.

It not only Bollywood that’s going gaga over the action star, Salman Khan has found a new following among TV channels too. News is that all the three top TV channels in India – Star, Colors and Sony-desperately want Salman on their shows.

While Sony is keen on retaining Salman ‘bhai'(brother) as the famous host for ‘Dus Ka Dum’, which insider say the ‘Dabangg’ hero is not too charged up about, Colors want him back on the ‘Bigg Boss’ next season thanks to the TRPs his presence garners.

But the best offer is from Star. In an attempt to revive its supremacy in the TV world, Star has offered to conceptualizing a show as per the star’s musing to have him on the channel.

A Sony insider confirms the news and states: “We are planning something so that we can rope in Salman Khan. Actually, I am not sure what the show will be like.”

Both Colors and Star spokesperson refused to comment.

Recently Salman demanded eight crores for eight hours for a TV commercial.

Fully aware of his market value and fan following, the makers of the commercial, without giving a second thought agreed to his quotation.

Salman is now the hot-favourite amongst all production houses and channels too.



  1. Harsha
    February 26, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    Great news!!! Hope .. Salman stops making Big Boss and gets back to 1o ka dum or something else…

  2. Jasp the Wasp
    Jasp the Wasp
    February 26, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Yeah Salman should do Dus ka Dum – that’s a much better show, and I still remember one autorickshaw driver who had dreamt of taking his mother on an aeroplane, and his wish was fulfilled after coming on 10 Ka Dum. That’s the sort of reality show we can do with, and KBC is there. Bigg Boss is the shittiest and most scripted reality trash I’ve ever seen.

  3. TanqeedNigaar
    February 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    the concept of big boss, i dont know what it really is. i dont like it. dus ka dum was fantastic. kbc is awsome. because they have real audience and contestants. big boss have celebrities. i hope salman do dus ka dum again.

  4. alizain2844
    February 26, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    a good competition of flop shows by SRK and SK..
    Big Boss and Zor Ka Jhatka

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