Finally the cat is out of the bag. Kiccha Sudeep will be hosting the Big Boss Reality show in Kannada. The producers of this serial is yet to take a decision whether their foray is to be in Kannada first and then spread to other languages. But if the programme is made in two languages then it has to be seen whether Sudeep would fit in as a host in two languages or in Kannada only.
Sources close to the actor did not want to reveal the remuneration of the Kannada Super Star per episode, but however added that Kiccha has been offered and paid a big salary packet for hosting the programme. It may not be easy to speculate the exact figure. Television industry sources say that Salman Khan is being paid Rs. 4 crores for every episode and since the producers of the Reality show are making their first foray down South, Kiccha may be charging somewhere in the region of Rs. 30 lacs to Rs. 60 lacs. However sources are just candid about the price offer.
Kiccha may go to Lonavala Pune where a special set is created for shooting the episode. The dates of shooting may be finalised only after the conclusion of CCL 2013 competition, sources said.
Meanwhile, Kiccha's Jose Alukas advertisements will start appearing shortly on channels, sources said.
However it is learnt that Kiccha does not want to over expose with signing too many commercials now and may one or two television reality shows depending on the kind of exposure and remuneration that he gets.
However it has to be seen which of the Kannada film actors will be caged for the show and whether artists from other languages will also be included.