Salman Khan to be paid Rs. 350cr for 'Bigg Boss-15'?
Bigg Boss OTT Season 1 concluded with great fanfare just yesterday but fans will soon enjoy the reality show in its television format. Superstar Salman Khan will be back to host Bigg Boss 15 on Colors TV next month. And, he's reportedly charging a massive fee this season. Associated with the show for the past 11 seasons, Khan is one of its biggest attractions.
As per a new report, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star will be paid a whopping Rs. 350 crore for 14 weeks. This means he is charging around Rs. 25 crore per week. Notably, the actor only appears for the Saturday and Sunday episodes, when elimination takes place. Khan will be also headlining the grand premiere event, scheduled to take place on October 2.
Notably, rumors of the actor charging an enormous amount go viral every year. Ahead of Season 14, reports suggested Khan used to get Rs. 2.5 crore per episode for Seasons 4-6. Then, his fees were hiked to Rs. 5 crore in Season 7. Apparently, he charged Rs. 31 crore per week for Bigg Boss 13. If true, he earned Rs. 403cr for that season!
Interestingly, similar reports surrounded Nagarjuna, too, as he began hosting Bigg Boss Telugu 5. It was said that the Telugu superstar had hiked his remuneration massively this year, taking it to Rs. 11 to 12 crore for the entire season.
Now coming to the contestants, BB OTT finalist Pratik Sehajpal recently became the first confirmed contestant for the TV show. Apart from him, we can expect a couple of ex-BB OTT contestants to enter the Bigg Boss house. Names like Arjun Bijlani, Rhea Chakraborty, Neha Marda, Anusha Dandekar, Sanaya Irani, Disha Vakani, Parth Samthaan, and Mohsin Khan have been also speculated.
The name of popular television actor Manav Gohil was also being discussed but the Baaghi 3 actor dismissed the speculations recently. Speaking to a portal, he said, "I'm not doing Bigg Boss this year also. I've been getting a lot of calls and messages on social media about this, but no, the fact is I'm right now busy shooting for something else."