Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 11, 2018)

Salman Khan, who has been busy wrapping up his gameshow Dus Ka Dumdaar Weekend, kicked off the shoot of Bigg Boss last weekend. The reality show is returning with its 12th season. Since the theme is jodis, the 52-year-old host revisited some iconic film jodis. The show will air from September 16.

“The channel wanted to announce the theme in an interesting way and he incorporated some of his signature dance moves from popular hits. With the cameras rolling, Salman made an impromptu inclusion of his famous 'Jawaani Phir Na Aye' towel step from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and went on to add the Dabbang hook step. He even hummed his current favourite, 'Dil Diyan Gallan' from Tiger Zinda Hai,” informed a source from the set which was plastered with posters of the Anil Kapoor-Jackie Shroff-starrer Ram Lakhan, his own pairing with Shah Rukh Khan in Karan Arjun, Hema Malini’s dual turn as Seeta and Geeta and Sholay’s Jai and Veeru.

The show’s new season aims to break the stereotype of husband-wife, boyfriend-girlfriend, often associated with jodis, by suffixing it with ‘Vichitra’. The inmates of the house will be related to one another, be it saas-bahu, uncle and nephew, boss and employee. Like always, there will be a mix of celebs and commoners and it will be shot in Lonavala.

Mirror had earlier reported (July 25) that the makers are targetting a mid-September premiere. Bigg Boss has been returning to TV in October for the last three seasons. The finale is expected to be in December-end.

Salman has hosted nine seasons. The first one was ‘circuited’ off by Arshad Warsi, with Shilpa Shetty taking over in season two. Amitabh Bachchan also enjoyed a term as the pop philosopher with Salman stepiing into the fourth season, passing the baton to Sanjay Dutt in season five before returning to it.

Meanwhile, the actor left for Malta on Friday to kick off the second schedule of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Eid 2019 release, Bharat. The actor was accompanied by mom Salma, sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri who is also a co-producer. he film. Katrina Kaif who steps in for Priyanka Chopra joins them.