Bigg Boss is one of the most famous Hindi television game shows that debuted in 2006. It is an adaptation of a favorite Dutch show called Big Brother. We all know that when the talk is about Bigg Boss, Salman Khan has to be a part of it. Salman Khan has been hosting this show since 2010. Arshad Warsi, Shilpa Shetty, and Amitabh Bachchan hosted the first three seasons. However, the show became a massive hit after Salman Khan took command of hosting BB from season 4. But do you ever wonder how much Salman Khan gets paid for each season of Bigg Boss? Here is the salary of Salman Khan for each season of Bigg Boss.
This popular show to date has had 15 seasons, and it is about to come up with its 16th installment very soon. The per episode salary of Salman Khan has been rising with every new season. If you are curious about his salary for all seasons, then you are at the right place. Read on to find out. Here is the list of per episode salary of our Salman Khan for hosting Bigg Boss:
Season 4, 5, And 6
The host of season 3 was the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. However, he was replaced by our Salman Khan in season 4 and still hosts the show. The actor was paid Rs 2.5 crore for each episode from season 4 to 6, says The Hindustan Times. The winner of season 4 was Shweta Tiwari, season 5 was Juhi Parmar, and season 6 was Urvashi Dholakia.
Bigg Boss: “Jannat Ka Wow Aur Jahannam Ka Aaw Dekhege Saath Saath” was the show’s seventh installment. It came out in 2013 when Gauahar Khan emerged as the winner. As per The Hindustan Times, Salman Khan doubled his per episode charge to Rs. 5 crores.
Season 8 of Bigg Boss was a very popular one. This season’s winner was none other than Gautam Gulati. The Hindustan Times reveals that for this season, Salman Khan hiked his fee by Rs 50 lakh. In addition, he received Rs 5.5 crore for hosting one episode.
Season 9 And 10
If we talk about seasons 9 and 10, the former season was won by unbeatable Prince Narula. Meanwhile, Manveer Gurjar emerged as the winner of the latter season. As per the reports of The Hindustan Times, Salman Khan charged between Rs 7 crore to Rs 8 crore for season 9 and Rs 8 crore for season 10.
“Please make Raj (Nayak, Endemol Shine India COO) pay me that amount,” Salman had joked in a press conference when talks about his season 11 salary were going on. There are a lot of sources that give different information regarding his season 11 salary. But the most believed one is that he charged somewhat around Rs 11 crores per episode. This season’s winner was Shilpa Shinde.
News18 vouch for how between Rs 12 crore to Rs 14 crore was charged by Salman Khan for each episode of season 12. It premiered in 2018 and lasted for 106 days. Dipika Kakkar was the one who won the title.
If we think about season 13, it is one of the most entertaining seasons. The reason is that it was won by the late Sidharth Shukla. As per the reports of Mid-Day, Salman Khan charged Rs 15.50 crore per episode of season 13.
As per India Times, Mid-Day, and News18, Salman Khan’s amount for hosting season 14 must have been around Rs 20 crore. In addition, this season was won by Rubina Dilaik.
Per several reports, Salman Khan’s total earnings from hosting season 15 was a whopping Rs. 350 crores. This means that he was earning a minimum of Rs.12 crore from each episode. Furthermore, if we talk about the winner of this season, it was none other than favorite on-screen Naagin Tejasswi Prakash.
Season 16 is the upcoming season of Bigg Boss, which will come in around October. Without a doubt, it is one of the hot topics in our entertainment news. As per several speculations, Munawar Faruqui and Faisal Shaikh probably will be part of the latest installment of Bigg Boss. Although, the list of all final contestants of Bigg Boss 16 has not come out. According to reports, Salman Khan is going to charge a humungous amount of Rs 1,000 crore for the entire season. However, the actor has dismissed such rumors. In a press conference for Bigg Boss 16, Salman Khan addressed the rumors around his pay. The actor said,
“I was going to return the money I didn’t get only. I won’t work the rest of his life if I ever gets paid this much. Itna mujhe kabhi life mein nahi milega. Itna mil gaya toh kabhi kaam na karoon. I have a lot of expenses, like lawyers. Because of these rumors, income tax people notice and come to me.”
Bigg Boss season 16 is on its way, and we believe you are as excited about it as we are! We will keep you posted with all the latest updates.