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I've still not understood 'Bigg Boss' game: Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan has anchored 'Bigg Boss' for the past five seasons, but he says the immensely popular reality show is beyond his understanding.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan. Pic/Shadab Khan

The Indian adaptation of international show "Celebrity Big Brother", the show features celebrities from different fields congregating under one roof, without any frills or connect with the outside world, and under constant prying of multiple cameras for three months. It features a lot of emotional highs and lows.

The eighth season of the show is set to air on Colors Sep 21.

So, what should one expect from the show this time?

"I have no idea about it! What you want to know even I want to know -- how they (the contestants) will get along, what will be their tolerance level, how nice or bad they are...I don't know," Salman said of the forthcoming season.

The list of contestants for the forthcoming season is yet to be disclosed officially.

However, during an event here Friday, Salman announced that the new theme of "Bigg Boss" season 8, will be aviation.

Salman will be seen as the captain and will lead twelve first class passengers who will need to carve their own paths in the show.

When asked how well does he understand the game, the "Dabangg" star said: "I have still not understood the game! Nobody understands this game. How will you (one) know whether a person is lying or not?"

On "Bigg Boss", catfights and melodrama are almost tradition -- people backbite, gossip and plot against each other to become the winner. But the ultimate power to retain a housemate or evict him or her, lies with the viewers.

On several occasions, it has been speculated that "Bigg Boss" is scripted. But Salman says otherwise.

"Tasks are given to the contestants, but there is nothing on what they have to say (while inside). There is no script. It's completely real.

"Actors (contestants) do it themselves -- it's exactly what happens -- some people know how to play the game, some don't know...so, it's a combination. Everyone knows one person will be evicted, so obviously it has to be the best one. Only once you get into the situation, you will understand," said the 48-year-old.

In the last season, Salman was accused of being biased towards Tanishaa Mukerji, who had developed a close camaraderie with Armaan Kohli.

But defending himself, Salman said: "You can't be biased on this (reality show)...you can see how that person is behaving...You all (audiences) see one hour of the show, but I see all the episodes (in detail)."

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