ETV Bangla ropes in Mithun Chakraborty as host for Bigg Boss

08 May,2013

By A Correspondent


The grandmaster is in the house. After a successful season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Bangla, ETV Bangla is now gearing up to entertain viewers with the reality TV show, Bigg Boss. While Bigg Boss will now speak in Bengali, the affable and effervescent Mithun Chakraborty will be seen hosting the show in an all-new avatar.


Produced by Endemol India, Bigg Boss is slated to go on air on ETV Bangla in the month of June.


Talking about his new role, Mr Chakraborty said, “Bigg Boss is a very intriguing format. To be a celebrity and to be under surveillance 24×7 on national camera is no easy task and it’s my honour to be the link between the Bigg Boss house and the outside world for my fellow friends of the industry. I look forward to starting the shoot for the show soon.”


Ravish Kumar, Executive Vice President & Business Head, Regional Channels, Viacom18, in partnership with ETV said, “The Bigg Boss frenzy has hooked many Hindi GEC viewers over the years and, given the phenomenal success of its first regional foray in Karnataka earlier this year, we are now delighted to introduce this format to Bengal. Society’s insatiable curiosity to get a peek into the lives of their favourite celebrities is something that holds universal appeal and we hope that the show will further accelerate and add momentum to our existing bouquet of content”.


Deepak Dhar

Deepak Dhar, CEO, Endemol India said, “Bigg Boss is based on a universal concept that has successfully appealed to audiences across markets. Adapting a cult show like Bigg Boss in a regional market helps us reach out to captive audiences who are eager to consume the programme in their preferred language. We are certain that the Bangla version will be received with a lot of enthusiasm.”


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2 responses to “ETV Bangla ropes in Mithun Chakraborty as host for Bigg Boss”

  1. Indradumnya Acharya says:

    Voice of Bigg Boss Bangla is extremely soothing, contrary to what Mrs. Dutta has felt. Brilliant rendition, proper usage of pause and punctuations were observed in a perfect baritone. One interesting aspect that was noticed is that, in the confession room he was dealing differently with each contestant keeping in mind his or her mental frame. That seems to me a tough job. The voice gave a feel that he is within reach yet so far. I loved it. Also the microphones were very good. I never faced any problem in hearing the contestants or the BB. Actually, in a reality show like this one cannot expect the contestants to shout and project their voice. Rather they will whisper and whimper. That what was happening and I could make out clearly, what they were saying or meant to say. 😀

  2. Mrs. Krishna Dutta says:

    Voice & accent of Bigg Boss is very disappointing. Also the sound quality of the microphones of the contestants is very poor; as a result of which their conversation are not clearly audiable.

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