Last to last year Salman Khan had announced that he might not host the eighth season of Bigg Boss due to his busy schedule and alleged differences with the channel. However, after a lot of discussions with the channel, and double the remuneration (Rs 5-6 crore per episode in season 8 as opposed to Rs 2-3 crore in season 7), we saw him back on the show. At the end of Bigg Boss 8, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor had clarified it to the channel that he won’t host Bigg Boss 9.
But soon things changed and the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actor returned as the host of the ninth season of the much awaited reality show. We had exclusively informed you’ll a few days ago that Salman is being paid double the amount this year, which is what got him to come on board for season 9.
Talking about his association with the show at the launch of Bigg Boss 9, Khan said, “There’s a long association and huge connection with the contestants inside. So you start missing at some point in time and I had to come.” Apart from doubling his salary, the actor has made nine demands to the makers of BB 9. Check them out below!
# Salman has demanded for a masseur.
# The actor is into fitness and is really fond of green tea, so has asked the makers of BB 9 to supply him with loads of green tea
# Bhai makes sure he works out whenever he gets free time and wants free weights in his van
# Since Salman likes to watch films and BB, he has asked the makers for a portable DVD player in his vanity
# No junk, but there would be only ghar ka khana for the actor since he has now started preparing for his next film – Sultan where he plays a wrestler
# Salman has asked the channel to have multiple Being Human T-shirts since that’s his most favourite thing when it comes to being comfortable
# A personal trainer in the van so that he can keep himself fit and get trained when he is not shooting for the show
# The actor loves listening to music and so bhai has demanded headphones to enjoy music when he isn’t shooting
# And lastly, the Sultan actor wants stationery like blank papers, crayons, pencils and pens around so he can sketch since that’s something that he loves to do the most