Salman Khan
'Bigg Boss 8': Why Makers want to Cast Salman Khan as the Host?Faridoon Shahryar/ Twitter

Salman Khan's much awaited TV show, "Bigg Boss 8" is all set to go on air this September on Colors channel.

While the audiences are all geared up for the new season of the show with Khan reprising his role as a host, it should be mentioned that the "Kick" actor was not the first celebrity to host the reality show that has hit popularity with its controversies.

Back in 2006, Arshad Warsi hosted the show and Shilpa Shetty, who won the international version of the celebrity show, "Bigg Brother 5" also hosted "Bigg Boss" in 2008. Later even Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan (2009) and Sanjay Dutt (2011) hosted the show.

But it is Khan who has remained consistent for the past four years. Unlike other stars, the actor managed to bring his films' magic on small screen and made the reality show one of the most watched television shows in India.

For the past four seasons, the actor has been engaging in controversies and fights involving the contestants, but he still managed to bring the highest TRPs to Colors during those months of the year. According to a previous report, the channel earns a whopping ₹200-400 crores every year from "Bigg Boss".

Some of Salman Khan's spat from previous seasons:

During "Bigg Boss 7", Khan was accused of being biased towards actress Tanisha Mukherji, sister-in-law of Khan's friend Ajay Devgn. He was also accused of targeting Kushal Tandon and Gauhar Khan. 

Celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani was involved in a major argument with the "Kick" actor in the sixth edition of the controversial show and Bhavnani even called Khan a "serial woman-beater".

Again on the same season, Khan had a spat with Imam Siddique over the latter's remark about Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta.

Even during "Bigg Boss 5" when Khan's co-host Dutt rebuked actor Siddharth Bharadwaj for his ill behaviour towards contestant Mahek Chahel, it irked Khan. The incident, however, did not really end in a major fight as Bharadwaj later apologised.

Despite the harsh and biased image of the "Being Human" founder in the show, the makers of the show don't wish to replace him, mostly because of his popularity.

Meanwhile, "Big Boss 8" has already raised the curiosity of the fans with the latest promos, where Khan is seen dressed as a pilot. There were also reports that the eighth season will be bigger and better than the previous seasons and will apparently have 15-16 contestants confined in the house for the next 90 days.