It seems like a an easy gig to pull off when you first think about it. Your stay and food is taken care of and you don’t really have to do much. That’s Bigg Boss for you. But as we’ve all seen, there’s also a lot of drama, emotion and action on one of the most popular shows on Indian TV. Clearly, no body will do it for free.
So how much money do you think celebrities charge for appearing on the show? Here’s a list of highest paid Bigg Boss celebrities to answer that question.
The “Baywatch” star added glitz to desi small screen with her brief appearance on “Bigg Boss 4”. She was reportedly paid Rs 2.5 crore for her three-day stay in the house.
The “Dhoom” actress was reportedly paid a whopping Rs. 2 crore as signing amount, although she failed to generate much controversy once ionside the house.
Veejay Bani appeared on season 10 of “Bigg Boss”, and went on to become runner up. It is believed that she was paid Rs 1.5 crore for her stint in the show.
The “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” star featured on “Bigg Boss 10”, and according to reports was paid Rs 1 crore to sign the deal.
Former Indian cricketer Sreesanth, who lost the “Bigg Boss 12” trophy to actress Dipika Kakar, reportedly got Rs 50 lakh per week.
The Great Khali
WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Great Khali’, was part of season four and was apparently paid close to Rs 50 lakh per week.
The singer came in the house with Jasleen Matharu as a ‘jodi’ in season 12. It is reported that he got Rs 40 lakh per week.
He was in “Bigg Boss Season 12”, and apparently charged Rs 20 lakh per week for staying in the house.
The “Sasural Simar Ka” star won season 12 of the show, and reportedly got Rs 15 lakh per week.
“Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” star Hina Khan, who was one of finalists of “Bigg Boss 11”, apparently got around Rs 8 lakh per week.
The season 11 winner brought lots of drama to the show, and Shilpa was paid approximately Rs 6 to 7 lakh per week.
Television star Shweta Tiwari, who would go on to win Bigg Boss season 4, received Rs 5 lakh for her stay per week, according to reports. She is still remembered for her fights with Dolly Bindra.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
The former Indian cricketer participated in Bigg Boss 6. He reportedly signed the contract for Rs 4 lakh per week.