Salman boosted confidence for hosting Bigg Boss 5

Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who makes his debut on televison as the host for the fifth season of reality show `Bigg Boss`, says, he was nervous initially but co-anchor and friend Salman Khan built his confidence.

The Bollywood celebrities made a splashing entry at a promotional event here last night, where they played anchors and questioned each other on various things including Khan`s recent surgery and talk of an alleged tiff between the star-duo sometime back.

"As an anchor I enjoyed and liked it. I got confidence from Salman. Since this the first time I am hosting a show so there was nervousness backstage. I was nervous but when we came on stage and Salman started the act and then I became comfortable….and we went with the flow," Sanjay told reporters here.

Both Salman and Sanjay have worked together in films like `Saajan` and `Chal Mere Bhai`, and share a great friendship.

"I feel this is the best time to do TV. Earlier I was little afraid to do it. When I went as a guest on Salman`s show `Dus Ka Dum` he had told me that I must host a show. And if there is a good opportunity then he will ensure I do it. It is Salman who told me about Bigg Boss and that is how I came on board," Sanjay said.

Sanjay says he considers Salman like his younger brother.

"We share a great chemistry, there is a great bond and friendship so all this is fun to do," he said.

Salman, who is hosting the show for the second time, won`t be there for few episodes.

When asked Sanjay how will he manage the show alone, he said, "I will call up Salman and take his help…we will be in touch. And I have seen the previous season as well."

Sanjay even asked for suggestions on how he should present himself on the show. The response was to perform his famous `Munnabhai` act and do `Gandhigiri`, considering that the show starts from October 2.

The show will be aired from Monday to Friday at 10.30 pm and on weekends at 10 pm on Colors channel.