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 is 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 said.

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.

(Agencies)