It seems that the next season of Dus Ka Dum will not feature Salman Khan as the host. In fact, the original host has been replaced by Sanjay Dutt after the Sony Television was unable to come to an amicable deal with Salman. And this will bring Sanjay to the small screen for the first time. All the finer details are yet to be worked out but according to sources, it was the Bachchans who convinced Dutt to seriously consider the offer. After carefully looking at Amitabh Bachchan’s television stint thus far, he realized this would be a great opportunity for him to venture out.
After negotiations with Salman Khan fell through with the channel stating “irreconcilable financial differences,” the Sony TV quickly found themselves looking for viable host choices. Up for consideration included Anil Kapoor too. “We’ve also been in very serious discussions with Anil Kapoor. Neither Sanjay Dutt nor Anil has done television before. That’s what places them above Salman Khan in our list of hosts,” a source from the channel stated. In fact Anil was the first choice but had to forego the show since the actor would be shooting for Mission Impossible 4. And thus, Sanjay Dutt was finalized.
Dutt and the channel have chosen to remain hush on the amount per episode he would make. Instead they went on to say, “We’re just happy to have him on board. At any cost.”