Bangalore, Feb 28 (): Bigg Boss, the famous TV reality show is going regional. The first regional version will debut in Kannada on ETV Kannada. After running successfully for six seasons in Hindi, the Kannada version Bigg Boss will have southern superstar Sudeep as its host.
Bigg Boss, Kannada version will see the celebrities and local news makers from all walks of life entering the ‘Bigg Boss’ house. The show will be aired from March.
The inmates of the show will be locked in the same house in Lonavala where the participants of the sixth season of Bigg Boss, Hindi version were locked up.
The group of celebrities will be staying together for a period of 14 weeks. During their stay, they will bring out the best and worst in each other as they struggle to keep their calm and survive in the Bigg Boss house. The inmates will not have any kind of communication with the outside world. They will be watched with cameras all time.
While Salman Khan was the host of the previous Bigg Boss, Sandalwood superstar Sudeep, who was seen in Hindi films like Makkhi and Bhoot Returns, will host the Kannada version.
Sudeep elaborated about his association with Bigg Boss. The young actor said that Bigg Boss is all about human emotions and it is not particularly a formatted show. It is a reality show in the true sense and is quick and spontaneous. Sudeep is really excited to be associated with the biggest television show of Karnataka market.
Endemol said another regional make is expected to air in the summer. The long-running format will therefore air in a total of three languages in India by the end of 2013. All three versions of the format will have 14-week runs of 98 episodes, including special two-hour launch and finale shows. The show will be aired on ETV Kannada and Colors.
This is not the first time that a show is taking the regional path. Kaun Banega Crorepati had been aired in Bengali, Bhojpuri, Tamil and Kannada. Similarly, Deal or No Deal was aired in all four southern languages.