"It (my blog) has been a great
revelation. It's a medium where I can talk to myself. It has now
become almost like an obsession and it's not so much because I
want to express myself but the fact that I better express myself
now there are hundreds of people who wait to read what I'm going
to do, what I am thinking and then they comment on it," he
He added that he would be going back to update his blog as soon
as the interviews with the media were over.
Bachchan, whose forthcoming projects include Sujoy Ghosh's "Aladin",
R. Balakrishna's eagerly-awaited role-reversal drama "Paa"
and Leena Yadav's "Teen Patti", was in the capital for
the launch of "Bigg Boss" that goes on the air Sunday.
"I had been getting offers from various channels. We had
many advance talks with some of them but, for some reason, either
I didn't like it or they couldn't conceptualise something for
me. Then 'Bigg Boss' came along, so I said 'yes'," said TV's
newest "pop philosopher".
Ask him how this whole concept of being a "pop philosopher"
emerged, the actor said: "This word has been created by the
channel and I am partially to blame for it. When we were in talks
for the show, I kept asking Colors officials about what it is
that may be different from what you have been doing.
"It intrigued me for very long as to why a human being behaves
as he does, what's it that instigates him to behave in a certain
manner? I thought it would be interesting to know all that and
it may interest the people who will watch the show."
Though Bachchan will be seen twice a week as the show host, he
is not open to the idea of being locked in the "Bigg Boss"
"I would hate to be in the 'Bigg Boss' house. How can you
be cut off for three months without any newspapers and mobiles?
With no knowledge of what time it is since there are no clocks?"
he said in awe.
Apart from Big B hosting the show, the channel has also made
changes in the selection format. This time, viewers were given
a chance to vote for those whom they want to see in the "Bigg
Asked who he would personally like to see on the show and pat
he responded: "Nobody. I don't want anybody to go in there."