Dus Ka Dum 3 Shutdown For Indian Version Of The X Factor
Reality show Dus Ka Dum will not return for the third season, as confirmed by the show bosses. According to sources, the bosses of the show decided to put the season on back burner after Salman Khan who hosted season 1 & 2 opted out following the price issues.
However, earlier it was reported that Bollywood icon Sanjay Dutt has been shortlisted to host the show but later the producers decided not go ahead without its lucky mascot Salman Khan.
A source was quoted as saying, “After talks with Salman fell through, the channel had zeroed in on Sanjay Dutt as Salman’s replacement. But it was later decided that Salman would be more appropriate. In the meanwhile Salman committed himself to the next season of Bigg Boss.”
Ajit Thakur, business head and executive VP of the channel explained that this year they will be concentrating on Indian version of The X Factor. He also added that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been approached to judge the show.
Thakur said, “This year we`re focusing entirely on the next season of Kaun Banega Crorepati and X Factor, which we`re very excited about. Yes we`re in advanced talks with Rishi Kapoor to serve as one of the judges. Both Rishi and the channel are very excited about the association.”