The eleventh season of reality show Bigg Boss began earlier this month and four of the 18 contestants are already out of the game. After Salman Khan announced Sshivani Durga’s eviction late Sunday, Lucinda Nicholas will be eliminated on Monday’s episode.
The Bigg Boss game only gets dirtier everyday, we often wonder why would someone is ready to fight and wash their dirty laundry under the glare of so many cameras? And the one and only answer is: money. Even the commoners are reportedly paid Rs 25,000 per week for their stint inside the house, evicted contestant Zubair Khan had told.
How much, then, are the celebs earning? If reports are to be believed, TV stars Shilpa Shinde, Hina Khan and Hiten Tejwani get lakhs of rupees per week for staying inside the house!
Hina Khan is arguably the highest paid celeb in the house right now: According to a report, she earns Rs 7-8 lakh for every week she spends inside the house. Hiten Tejwani comes second, as per the tabloid, with a weekly earnings of Rs 7-7.5lakh per week. Shilpa Shinde is being paid Rs 6-7 lakh per week while her arch rival in the house, Vikas Gupta gets Rs 6-6.5 lakh every week.
Priyank Sharma, who was the first one to get out of the Bigg Boss 11 house thanks to his attack on Akash Dadlani, was paid Rs 4-5 lakh for one week, as per the report. The housemates get a weekly fee depending on the weeks they manage to survive on the show. This weekly amount also depends on the group these contestants fall into as they are divided into top level, mid-level and bottom level category.
Before the show began, its host Salman Khan was also in the news for the payment he gets for hosting the show. While reports said he was being paid Rs 11 crore per episode, the star had laughed off the figures.
Introducing the latest season of the show, Salman had said, “Log keh rahe hain Bigg Boss Salman ko Rs 11 crore de rahe hain. Nhai de rahe, ‘Exploitikaran’ hai boss! (People are saying Salman Khan is being paid Rs 11 crore for Bigg Boss. No, that is not true, this is exploitation).”