The only reason Farah is taking over hosting duties from Salman is because the eighth season of the show has received an extension of a month and will not end on January 4 as scheduled earlier. Salman will be unable to host the show for the extended period as his dates are already committed to shooting Bajranji Bhaijaan.
The end result is that Salman will not be hosting the controversial show from January 4 and will instead be shooting in the interiors of Rajasthan. The producers reportedly first approached Karan Johar and Anil Kapoor to replace Salman, but both refused. Farah, a big fan of the show, agreed to come on board.
Salman has reportedly been restless as host in recent times. After season seven, he said he may not return to Bigg Boss duties. Just days ago, he stormed off the set after making a joke that contestant Karishma Tanna didn’t get and began to cry.
Farah Khan is the director of 2014 blockbuster Happy New Year, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.