Big Boss 12 is coming to your drawing rooms soon and the show’s format along probable contestants is buzzing over social media.
Besides the surprise element of contestants each year, what makes headlines is the fat paycheck that the host Salman Khan takes home himself with each season. With just five days away from its premiere, the whopping amount paid to the Dabangg may make you really really depressed.
As reported by India Today, the latest report has it that, this year Salman is charging Rs. 14 crore per episode – As per some calculations, the total amount paid to Khan will be more than Rs. 300 crores for Season 12.
Last year, during Season 11, Salman Khan was touted to be one of the biggest reasons why the annual TV Reality show is such a hit.
Bigg Boss and Salman Khan both return with a bang on the small screen each year and as per a report by India Times, Salman received a sum of Rs. 11 crore per episode for hosting the show in 2017.This was a big amount as compared to his last fee in 2016.
Just a year before then, bhaijaan, as he is fondly addressed by his fans, took home anything between Rs. 6-8 crore per episode as stated by an article in the Indian Express.
Although, the 52-year-old actor retains a slew of advertising endorsements, in one of the interviews to PTI, he recalled his 1st payment during his initial days in the movie industry.
“My first salary was, I think, about Rs. 75. I was dancing behind in some show in Taj hotel. One of my friends was dancing there so he took me (and I did it) just for fun.
“Then it went up to Rs. 750 for Campa Cola (a soft drink brand) and then it was Rs. 1,500 for the longest time. Then I got paid Rs. 31,000 for Maine Pyaar Kiya, which was then increased to Rs. 75,000 later.”
Bigg Boss 12 set to premiere on 16th September on Colours TV and will be having a beach theme this time. The contestants will enter in Jodis instead of individually. This time all other episodes of the show will now air at 9 pm on all days, instead of 10:30 pm Mon-Fri and 9pm for Weekend episodes with Salman Khan.
Also, the names of Sreesanth, British pornstar Danny D-Mahika Sharma, Srishty Rode, sisters Tanushree and Ishita Dutta, Karanvir Bohra, Scarlett M Rose, Shaleen Bhanot, Subuhi Joshi among others are doing the rounds.