Akshay Kumar will not only share the "Bigg Boss 9" stage with Salman Khan, but also co-host the show.

In September, we reported that Akshay will join Salman as the host of "Bigg Boss 9" double trouble show. But, the show started with only Salman as the host.

However, now it is confirmed that Akshay and his "Mujhse Shaadi Karoge" co-star Salman will host the show in January.

Akshay will appear on the show as part of his upcoming movie "Airlift" promotion and will co-host "Bigg Boss 9" for a day. He will also grill contestants during the "Airlift" special episode.

"Yes, it is true that Akshay and Salman will co-host one episode of Bigg Boss 9 when the former will go to promote his film, Airlift. Akshay will make the tasks tougher for the participants," BollywoodLife.com quoted a source as saying.

"Bigg Boss 9" is among the top reality shows in India to promote Bollywood movies. Since the start of the show, every weekend at least one movie is promoted on "Bigg Boss 9".

This year, "Shaandaar" lead stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were the guests to appear on the show. Later, celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Swara Bhaskar, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Randeep Hooda, Daisy Shah, Zarine Khan, Karan Singh Grover and Sharman Joshi among others promoted their films.

In the coming episodes, the viewers will also see "Dilwale" stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol sharing screenspace with Salman Khan.