Apparently Aamir Khan has finally said ‘yes’ to a reality show on Indian television, following in the tracks of Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and others. With so many stars hosting reality series, we wonder how this one will be different
At last the perfectionist Khan has bitten the bait. Apparently Aamir has agreed to be a part of a TV reality show that is being developed and written by the actor’s school friend and director of Zokkomon, Satyajeet Bhatkal. And if all goes well, Aamir will begin shooting as soon as he wraps up Reema Kagti’s film with Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor. We are sure that the concept of the new show must be something extraordinary, since Aamir is one of the most difficult actors to please when it comes to something he has to be such an integral part of. He likes to get into every little detail and know everything there is to know about everything. But where knowing and this show is concerned, we’ll have to be patient, because no one is willing to tell us anything more than this. Though what we’d like to know for the moment is if Aamir’s buddy Salman Khan, who recently got Sanjay Dutt to be a part of Bigg Boss, had any influence on his decision to take a bow on the small screen. A few years ago Amitabh Bachchan started the trend of star actors hosting shows on television, followed by Shahrukh Khan for the same show – Kaun Banega Crorepati. Then suddenly every celebrity worth their acting chops was becoming part of the television world. That kind of killed the whole fad. In fact, two of SRK’s shows – Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? and Zor Ka Jhatka – got a serious beating in the ratings game. But it looks like the trend is picking up once again. Big B and Akshay Kumar (Khatron ke Khiladi) have always returned as hosts of their respective shows, Hrithik Roshan is doing a decent job with Just Dance and Salman will be joined by buddy Sanjay Dutt on Bigg Boss, while SRK is playing the remote control card by producing Preity Zinta’s new show (Up Close and Personal with PZ!). Now so many of Aamir’s contemporaries already on the idiot box, this one’s going to be a tough cookie to crack, but we are sure he will make his attempt a worthy watch. After all, he ain’t no idiot, never mind what his films may be called!