Bollywood super star Salman Khan might end up as the highest earning celeb of 2020 because of Bigg Boss 14. This year Salman is not having any big release owing to the theatre shut down, he may be Rs 450 crore richer by the year-end.
From past couple of days, rumours have been rife that Khan was being paid R250 crore for the upcoming edition. However, a trade source insists the figure is way off the mark. “Salman had reportedly charged R15.5 crore per episode last year. This time around, he has upped the price to R20 crore per episode. While the three-month stint works out to R480 crore, the makers and he agreed to seal the deal at R450 crore. The amount is inclusive of his fees for promos and virtual press conferences. The producers at Endemol are willing to pay the remuneration as they know Salman is the primary reason for the show’s high TRPs,” says the source. It is heard that the actor will head down to Film City in Goregaon every Saturday for the shoot, spending the weekend at the chalet constructed for him.
The source adds that the contract includes a clause about the season’s extension. “The previous edition was extended by 10 episodes, with the actor charging R7.5 crore per day. If the reality show doesn’t conclude this time within the agreed 12 weeks, Salman’s team and the producers will sit down to discuss the additional remuneration.”
Reality show is expected to go on air next month — will grab maximum eyeballs. “Some social media influencers, including YouTube and former TikTok stars, are being roped in as contestants. Previous Bigg Boss participants Siddharth Shukla, Rashami Desai and Shehnaaz Gill also make an appearance,” says the source.