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Bigg Boss OTT 3 promo introduces Anil Kapoor as new host! But why is Salman Khan no longer hosting?

Bigg Boss OTT 3 promo introduces Anil Kapoor as new host! But why is Salman Khan no longer hosting?
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On Monday, JioCinema’s official YouTube channel unveiled the long-anticipated teaser for Bigg Boss OTT 3, officially introducing Anil Kapoor as the show’s new host.

The 67-year-old Bollywood icon has made sporadic guest appearances on Bigg Boss over the years, but the upcoming season will mark his debut as the full-time host.

But what about the show’s original host, Salman Khan?
Why is Salman Khan not hosting Bigg Boss OTT 3?
Over the course of 17 Bigg Boss seasons and two OTT seasons, Salman Khan has become almost synonymous with the show. His engaging presence, particularly during the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episodes, has been a major draw for viewers tuning in each weekend.

This season, however, Salman will not be hosting Bigg Boss OTT. The reason? His schedule is packed with other professional engagements.

According to sources, Salman is currently engrossed in preparations for his upcoming film, Sikandar. Slated for an Eid 2025 release, the film's shooting is set to commence this month under the direction of AR Murugadoss, with Rashmika Mandanna co-starring alongside Salman.

These film commitments have forced Salman to step away from his Bigg Boss hosting duties, paving the way for Anil Kapoor to take over.


If existing reports hold true, this hiatus might be temporary, with Salman expected to return for Bigg Boss Season 18. It is likely to kick off in late September or early October this year.

Adding to the buzz, internet rumours hint that Bigg Boss 18 might feature an intriguing mix of contestants: nine celebrities and nine commoners. While there has been no official confirmation yet, these rumours suggest that the makers are planning a blend of familiar faces and fresh personalities.

Should this come to pass, it will be fascinating to see Salman Khan interact with such a diverse group of contestants when he returns to his hosting role.

But for now, all eyes are on Anil Kapoor as he steps into the Bigg Boss limelight, promising to bring his jhakaas flair to the hosting duties. Bigg Boss OTT 3 streaming begins exclusively on JioCinema Premium on June 21, 9 pm.

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