Being a part of Bigg Boss is not everybody’s cup of tea. Some participate in the controversial reality show for visibility, others do that for a good pay cheque.
So it didn’t come as a surprise that contestants like Hina Khan, Vikas Gupta, Priyank Sharma were paid a bomb to participate in the show. Not that their performance is any short of impressive in the show, as they are churning out a lot of content for the viewers.
Here’s a look at the highest paid contestants on the show, according to Bollywoodlife.com.
Hina Khan (Rs 7-8 lakh per week): Leading the pack is TV bahu Hina Khan, who is reportedly paid between 7-8 lakh per week to be on the show. Initially everybody’s favourite, she has now raised the ire of many a contestant by flipping sides and for due to her know-it-all attitude.
Hiten Tejwani (Rs 7-7.5 lakh per week): Now we know when he’s constantly questioned by Salman Khan for not taking a stand for contestants. After all, he is reportedly paid Rs 7-7.5 lakh per week. He must be under a lot of pressure to justify his pay cheque. Hiten has so far maintained a non-controversial image on the show. Arshi Khan, however, leaves no opportunity to flirt with this shy and introvert actor.
Shilpa Shinde (Rs 6-7 lakh per week): If there’s one contestant who has been justifying her pay cheque to the hilt, it has to be former Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai actress Shilpa Shinde. She is reportedly being paid Rs 6-7 lakh per week. The actress has been locking horns with Vikas Gupta since the very beginning and has been entertaining the viewers with her antics–like she escaped the jail just to put a chappal near Vikas’ head.
Vikas Gupta (Rs 6-6.5 lakh per week): Former & TV head and brain behind TV shows liek Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi is supposedly getting a handsome amount of money for his reality TV stint. Vikas has been in the news for one fight or the other. He has fought with Shilpa, Hina, Akash… the list goes on. If this wasn’t enough, he even attempted to escape from the house. Vikas no doubt is giving a lot of masala to Colors TV.
Priyank Sharma (Rs 4-5 lakh per week): He is now evicted, but he was apparently paid a lot to be on the show. The Roadies star however was hardly visible accept that one big fight that sealed his fate on the show. After pushing Akash Dadlani while supporting Vikas Gupta during a brawl, he was kicked out of the show for breaking the rule of the house.
Arshi Khan and Benafsha are getting a decent amount to be on the show.
Sshivani Durga, Sapna Chaudhary are reportedly being paid somewhere around Rs 20,000 per week.