Salman Khan became one of the most bankable TV hosts

Vastavam web: Salman Khan has become one of the most bankable TV hosts with successful stints on “Dus Ka Dum” and “Bigg Boss” but the actor says he was initially hesitant to show his real personality.The 52-year-old actor actor, who made his TV debut as the host of “Dus Ka Dum” about nine years ago, said he turned to his father, noted writer Salim Khan, for advice.

“This was my TV debut and during that time there was negativity around me. I was very scared to show my original personality on ‘Dus Ka Dum’. I thought TV is the most powerful medium…so I was really scared,” Khan said.The actor was speaking at the launch of new season of “Dus Ka Dum” last evening.The “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star said unlike films, TV shows lay bare the personality of the host and he is glad he found acceptance with the audience.

Despite doing several blockbusters and playing memorable characters, Khan said he was surprised when he saw people calling him “Dus Ka Dum” in small villages.”They think people will look down if they do TV after films. They’d rather not work than make those lakhs of rupees on TV that they will never make in the film industry,” he said.Khan returns as the host of “Dus Ka Dum” for its new season, which premieres on June 4 on Sony.