New Delhi: Apart from being the most controversial reality show, Big Boss is also known for its hosting master, Salman Khan. The superstar of Bollywood, Salman Khan has been hosting the show since 2010. A lot of speculations are going around the fees charged by Khan to host the show. Reportedly, it is said that his salary increased from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore per weekend.
In the launch of Big Boss 15, the actor stated, “I keep telling the makers I put in so much hard work, they should consider it and increase my pay, but nobody listens. I just pray to God that a time comes when the channel tells me, ‘Salman we will increase your pay, and I would tell them, ‘No, let it be’. Do you really feel this can happen?”
As per several reports that can be traced to LetsOTT Global mentioned that a total of Rs 350 crore is charged by Khan for hosting 28 episodes of this season. This includes his weekend salary to be around Rs 25 crore.
In the year 2020, Salman Khan stated that he was more than happy to receive a pay cut, to ensure the running of the show even during the pandemic. “This is the reason why I am doing this season of Bigg Boss. It’ll provide employment to people, there’s a very large unit, they will start getting their salary, they’ll be able to get ration for their homes,” said Khan in a press conference.
“Obviously you might not see huge increments, but we are paying full salary,” said Abhishek Rege, CEO of Endemol Shine India. In response, Khan said, “What about mine? It doesn’t matter. I am more than happy to cut it down so that everyone else gets paid.”
According to the Bollywood Hungama report, Khan charged Rs 2.5 crore per episode from seasons four to six. “Thereafter, he doubled his fees to ₹5 crore for Bigg Boss 7. For Bigg Boss 8, Salman is estimated to have charged ₹5.5 crore per episode and for Bigg Boss 9, he increased his fees to ₹7-8 crore per episode. For season 10 of Bigg Boss, he took home ₹8 crore per episode,” it stated.
Reportedly, Salman charged Rs 11 crore for Big Boss season 11 to which Raj Nayak, Endemol COO said, “Salman Khan doesn’t come cheap, you know.”
Big Boss 15 will start on Friday, October 2 on the Colors channel. The participants of the show include Shamita Shetty, Umar Riaz, Donal Bisht, Nishant Bhat, Tejasswi Prakash, Karan Kundrra, Pratik Sehajpal, and Simba Nagpal. However, Afsana Khan backed from the show due to medical reasons.