From Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore: How Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss fee increased over the years
Salman Khan, who is all set to host Bigg Boss 15, always charges a whopping amount for his service. As per reports, this year the actor has increased his fee to Rs 25 crore per week. Yes, you read it right! The actor, who has been hosting Bigg Boss since 2010, used to charge from Rs 2.5 crore per episode during his first stint, and now it’s to Rs 12 crore per episode.
However, Salman is not really happy with this pay it seems. During the launch event for Bigg Boss 15, the actor said, “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?”
The current fee of Salman Khan for Bigg Boss 15
As per LetsOTT Global’s report, Salman will make around Rs 350 crores for appearing in around 28 episodes i.e. 14 weeks. This means his weekend remuneration is around Rs 25 crore.
His fee over the years
According to a Bollywood Hungama report, Salman was paid Rs 2.5 crore per episode from seasons four to six of the show. His fee was later doubled for Bigg Boss 7. For season 11, he apparently took home Rs 11 crore per episode. The report said, “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,” the report said.
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As per reports, below is the sum that Salman Khan’s used to charge for different seasons
Bigg Boss 4 5 6: Rs 2.5 crore
Big Boss 7: Rs 5 crore per episode
Bigg Boss 8: Rs 5.5 crore per episode
Bigg Boss 9: Rs 7-8 crore per episode
Bigg Boss 10- Rs 8 crore per episode
Bigg Boss 11: Rs 11 crore per episode
Bigg Boss 12: Rs 12 crore- Rs 14 crore per episode
Bigg Boss 13: Rs 13 crore per episode
Last year, Salman had said that he would take a pay cut to ensure that the show continues during the pandemic year. “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,” he had said during a press conference. “Obviously you might not see huge increments, but we are paying full salary,” Abhishek Rege, CEO of Endemol Shine India said, to which Salman replied, “What about mine? It doesn’t matter. I am more than happy to cut it down so that everyone else gets paid.”
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We don’t know if the fee is worth it or not but we know that several viewers and fans wait eagerly to see Khan for Weekend Ka Vaar episodes. Also, he is now synonymous with the Bigg Boss show. Talking about Bigg Boss 15, the show premieres tonight. And the confirmed contestants who will enter the show are Shamita Shetty, Umar Riaz, Afsana Khan, Jay Bhanushali, Akasa Singh, Donal Bisht, Nishant Bhat, Tejasswi Prakash, Karan Kundrra, Pratik Sehajpal and Simba Nagpal among others.