Producers of ‘Bigg Boss’ have announced plans to make the hit reality TV show into a movie.
Endemol India has teamed up with Select Media Holdings’ film production arm, Moving Pictures, to produce a horror comedy based on the experiences of the people in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house.
The film is slated to go on floors in early 2013. The cast will include a mix of Bollywood and television actors. Some previous contestants of the ‘Bigg Boss’ house are also being approached to act in the movie.
Endemol India CEO Deepak Dhar said, “The success of Bigg Boss has achieved epic proportions, where we have seen that it has become a part of people’s daily lives. One of the biggest advantages is its ability to cut across people of all age groups. We are certain that we will be able to replicate the success and recreate the unpredictability of this format on the silver screen as well.”
Select Media Holdings director Nitin Tej Ahuja added, “Bigg Boss is one of the most popular entertainment properties in India, and therefore a perfect fit for us as a production house focused on quality commercial cinema. As a concept and a format, Big Boss inherently has a fabulous cinematic potential and we are looking forward to working with Endemol India in bringing this very exciting property to the big screen.”
The film will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.