After the lineup of Bollywood stars like Amitah Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit who made their presence felt on small screen, it’s time for chote nawab Saif Ali Khan to take the plunge.
The actor has not yet zeroed in on how he wants to make a television debut. Saif confessed that he is open to television and remarked, “I’d like to do a game show.”
“Saif has got at least four offers to host shows on the small screen. The money is huge but Saif has canned some of the offers because he hasn’t found the concepts too exciting. However, the channels (we hear three General Entertainment Channels) are gunning to land him by year-end with exciting offers.”
TOI has learnt from highly placed informers that a couple of channels are seducing him with big money and Saif’s debut may happen by the end of 2011. The Chhote Nawab is neck-deep with work and promotions through the year with Aarakshan, Homi Adajania’s next, Agent Vinod and Race 2 happening for him but sources tell us that he is very keen to work on TV.
When contacted, Saif confirms the news that he has been approached, saying, “It is true that I have got a couple of offers. I’m defnitely willing to debut on small screen with a very interesting and exciting show. Quiz shows get me going so maybe something like that would really interest me. But again Kaun Banega Crorepati has set the benchmark. So, let’s see. But I’m hoping to get a good concept soon.”