Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan will replace Madhuri Dixit as the new face of Life Ok.

According to Bollywood Hungama, He is all set to take over as the resident sutradhaar of Life Ok. Incidentally, Big B۪s name was first choice for the channel but he was unavailable at the time of Life Ok۪s launch. Madhuri Dixit who has been associated with the brand since December will be leaving to concentrate on her film and other TV commitments.

A source told Bollywood Hungama, “We were very keen to have Big B on board as the sutradhaar when we launched our channel. We felt he was the only show personality who had the gravitas to pull off discussions on weighty social issues. But at that time he was busy with Kaun Banega Crorepati. Hence he couldn’t come on board.”

Madhuri Dixit will be turning up on rival Colors۪ new dance show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa۪, which was recently poached from Sony Entertainment Television Asia. Madhuri has also recently confirmed that she will be starring in Vishal Bhardwaj۪s upcoming sequel to Ishqiya۪.