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Singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza, seen during the first look launch of the film “Roar” in Mumbai July 31, is the latest entrant on celebrity reality show “Bigg Boss 8.” (IANS photo)

Mumbai — Dubai-based singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza, the first wildcard entrant on “Bigg Boss 8,” says the reality show is the perfect platform for him to promote his upcoming film “Roar.”

Mirza will be making his Bollywood debut with the Kamal Sadanah-directed thriller, which will release Oct. 31.

The actor said another major reason for him to join the TV show was its host Salman Khan, who had launched the trailer of “Roar” earlier.

"‘Bigg Boss is the biggest platform for any actor, singer or performer. My film is releasing later this month. So, what better place to promote my film other than ‘Bigg Boss’? Last season Elli Avram promoted her film ‘Mickey Virus’ from the house. So, that is one reason to be part of the show. Another reason is, of course, Salman Khan.

"I consider him one of the biggest icons present today. He is so supportive of newcomers. He also launched the trailer of my film. To be a part of the show he hosts is a dream come true," Mirza said before entering the “Bigg Boss” house.

The actor said he is well aware of the happenings inside the house as he regularly watched the show, which is currently in its fourth week.

"I am a fan of the show because of Salman Khan. I have watched episodes of previous seasons and all the episodes of the current one. So yes, I have been following ‘Bigg Boss.’ I know what is happening," he said.

Mirza also said that he is not worried about the fact that he might be cornered by other contestants, who have been in the house since day one.

"I don’t have any such fears. Besides, I know a few of the contestants already. I have worked with Arya Babbar, Diandra Soares, Karishma Tanna and Minnisha Lamba. I also know Puneet (Issar) ji and Upen Patel. I don’t have any strategies. I am entering the house with the sole aim to entertain the masses," Mirza said.

“Bigg Boss 8” airs every day at 9 pm (IST) on Colors.

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