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How much do these contestants get on BIGG BOSS to be so nasty?”, remarked my friend which made me think about how much do the contestants get for being on Bigg Boss, How much does the host makes, what is the prize money, how much do the advertisers pay, how much does the production cost?  BIGG BOSS is one of the most scintillating eye-grabber & most talked about show on Indian Television. The controversies, love affairs, arguments make viewers and advertisers flock for every season of Bigg Boss. Public discusses the contestants, controversy about the choice of housemates, the language they use, the way they portray themselves and what they wear. We shall try to answer some of these questions in this article.

 About BIGG BOSS

Bigg Boss is an Indian reality show on the pattern the show Big Brother, a franchise created by John de Mol and his Dutch-based TV production firm Endemol in 1997.  A bunch of people, known as housemateslive together, doing household chores, in a specially constructed house which has no TV connection, no phones, no Internet connection, clocks, pen or paper. The only entertainment left to them is fighting, indulge in backbiting or play out lovey-dovey scenes. Housemates are overseen by a mysterious person known as Bigg Boss, whose only presence in the house is through his voice. Each week, housemates nominate two of their peers for eviction, and the housemates who receive the most nominations face a public vote. Of these, one eventually leaves, having been evicted from the House. There were exceptions to this process as dictated by Bigg Boss. In the final week, when three housemates remain the public votes for the winner. What you get in Bigg Boss is drama, romance, fight, lights, camera, and action, without a director shouting his orders at you. It is up to the contestants, who decide what they do and how they behave. Nearly 70 cameras bring forth the weird emotional outbursts of the participants.

Bigg Boss started in in India  in 2006 on Sony TV and then switched to Colors in 2008. In India, the format has been adapted for local channels such as in Kannada (ETV Kannada, ended June, 2013) and Bangla (ETV Bangla, ended September, 2013) .

Atul Kapoor, is the Voice of Bigg Boss, is an Indian actor and voice actor who can speak English and Hindi as his native languages. Bigg Boss Chahte hain…

The show’s Kannada language version, currently in fifth season will be broadcast on Colors Kannada from 15 September 2017, with Sudeep as host.

The show’s Tamil language version (first season) finished broadcasting on 30 September 2017 on Star Vijay, with Kamal Haasan as host.

The show’s Telugu language version (first season) finished broadcasting on 24 September 2017 on Star Maa, with Jr.Ntr as host.

Bigg Boss 13

Bigg Boss 13  premiered on 29 Sep 2019 at 9 pm on Colors TV with Salman Khan as host. This year, there are no commoners in the house. Beside the 13 celebrities, Ameesha Patel will also be seen in the show. She will be a link between Salman Khan and the contestants. There will also be many wild card entries in the upcoming weeks. The sets have been moved from Lonavala. Sets to the House follow the theme of a “Bigg Boss Museum” and is located in Goregaon Mumbai.  The show was to have 4-month run with the finale on January 2020. But seeing the popularity of the show was given a five-week extension; thus ending in February and becoming the longest season. It is the only season to get 12 wildcard contestants.

Who will win Big Boss 13?

After season 8, season 13 is a blockbuster. Who will win Big Boss 13? Will it be

  • Siddharth Shukla: Siddharth is one-man army but at times he gets rude. Like he just discards the interactions he had with the person.
  • Rashmi
  • Asim
  • Shenaz Gill
  • Other?

Moments of Big Boss 13

Asim Riaz vs Sidharth Shukla Fight, Friendship Over on 18, Nov 2019

Siddharth Shukla & Rashmi Desai big fight, Salman Khan gets angry, on 20 Dec 2019

How much do Big Boss 13 Contestants get?

Salman Khan as a host in the show is getting paid Rs 13 crore per week.  Salman Khan has been offered a fee of around 200 crores for hosting season 13.

Bigg Boss 13 is also known as Bigg Boss Tedha will be aired Mon- Fri at 10:30pm and Sat-Sun at 9 pm on Colors

Rashami Desai is being paid around Rs 1.2 crore for her stay in Bigg Boss 13

Sidharth Shukla ( TV Actor ): He started off as a model and made mark with shows like Balika Vadhu , Khatron Ke Khiladi and Dil Se Dil Tak . Sidharth also made his debut with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.  Sidharth Shukla is being paid approximately Rs 12 lakh per week for this show.

Rashami Desai ( TV actress ) – Rashami, whose real name is Divya Desai, started off with Bhojpuri films and went on to become a popular TV star with Uttaran as Tapasya. Rashami has been a part of many reality shows, and was last seen in Dil Se Dil Tak, According to reports, Rashami’s current boyfriend Arhaan Khan will also be joining the show later.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee ( TV Actress ) -The Bong beauty who hails from Assam, shot to fame when she replaced Gia Manek as Gopi Bahu in Star Plus show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. She is being paid a hefty amount of Rs 12 lakhs per week for her stay in the Bigg Boss 13’s house..

Arti Singh ( TV Actress ) : Arti, who is sister of popular comedian Krishna Abhishek and niece of actor Govinda, has been part of shows like Waarish and Paricha.  She is getting Rs 1.3 lakh per week for her staying at the house.

Paras Chhabra ( TV Actor ) – The Delhi- based actor was a winner of Splitsvilla 5 and later became popular as actress Sara Khan’s boyfriend. He is getting Rs 65,000 per week

Siddharth Dey (Writer) – Siddhartha Dey has been a successful reality show writer. He is very close to Salman, as he writes all of Salman’s world tour scripts

Mahira Sharma ( TV Actress ) – The TV actress who was seen in shows like Naagin and Kundali Bhagya. She is a popular Tik-Tok star and popular on social media with the youth. She was last seen in MTV show A Date To Remember. Mahira Sharma is being paid Rs 65,000 per week.

Shefali Bagga ( News Anchor ) – For the first time a newsreader will be seen in the Bigg Boss house. Shefali happens to be a news anchor with Tez, a popular hindi news channel of India Today Group. She is getting per week Rs 1 lakh 

Shehnaaz Gill (Punjabi actress and singer) – She has been featured in hit music videos of popular singers like Garry Sandhu, Ranveet Singh and Guri. Shehnaaz has also sung Punjabi singles like Sarpanch and Burberry.  Shehnaaz made her debut in Punjabi film Kala Shah Kala with Sargun Mehta in 2019

Asim Riaz (Model) – He is the quintessential chocolate boy, a fitness model with a chiselled body. He is getting Rs 60,000 per week

Madhurima Tulli: She is getting around Rs 8 lakh per week for this show.

Bigg Boss 13 contestants

Bigg Boss 13 contestants

Big Boss 13 Housemates Status

Housemate Entry Exit Status
Arti Day 1
Asim Day 1
Madhurima Day 65
Mahira Day 1
Paras Day 72
Rashami Day 40
Shefali J Day 36
Shehnaz Day 1
Sidharth S Day 1
Vishal Day 43
Dalljiet Day 1 Day 14 Evicted
Koena Day 1 Day 15 Evicted
Abu Day 1 Day 23
Evicted by Housemates
Siddhartha D Day 1 Day 30 Evicted
Rashami Day 1 Day 35 Evicted
Shefali B Day 1 Day 35 Evicted
Devoleena Day 1 Day 35 Evicted
Tehseen Day 36 Day 42 Evicted
Arhaan Day 36 Day 50 Evicted
Khesari Day 36 Day 55
Evicted by Housemates
Devoleena Day 40 Day 63 Health Problem
Paras Day 1 Day 67 Health Problem
Himanshi Day 36 Day 71
Evicted by Housemates
Vikas F Day 36 Day 78 Evicted
Vikas G Day 71 Day 87 Left
Arhaan Day 65 Day 92 Evicted
Shefali B Day 65 Day 99
Evicted by Housemates

Salary of Evicted BiggBoss HouseMates

  • Hindustani Bhau: Rs 7.6 lakh
  • Khesari: Rs 8.5 lakh
  • Tehseen Poonawala: Rs 85,000. Tehseen was introduced by Salman Khan along with YouTuber Hindustani Bhau and Bhojpuri singer Khesari Lal Yadav during the Weekend ka Vaar episode.
  • Koena Mitra ( Film Actress ) -A Bollywood actress known for films like Road, Musafir and Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena. Rs 2.5 lakh
  • Dalljiet Kaur ( TV actress ) Rs 1.5 lakh /The actress who was last seen in Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payegaa is a single mother. She was married to actor Shaleen Bhanot and later the couple had a bitter divorce after their son was born. Dalljeet has quit Guddan to be a part of Big Boss. There are also reports, that Dalljiet’s ex-husband Shaleen Bhanot might also enter the house
  • Siddharth Dey: Rs 2 lakh
  • Abu Malik ( Music Composer ) – Anu Malik’s younger brother Abu Malik is also a music composer and organises shows. He recently wrote a book called Rantings of a Mad Man. His son Adaar Malik is a comedian. He got Rs 80,000

Bigg Boss 12

Bigg Boss 12 is the twelfth season of the Indian reality TV series Bigg Boss which is based on the Dutch series Big Brother, and premiered on 16 September 2018 on Colors. The launch episode was titled ‘Bigg Night’.

Salman Khan hosts the season for the ninth time.

As per the theme of vichitra jodis,(strange pairs) six pairs will be entering the show. However, the celebrities will be participating solo. The contestants will be locked in the beach themed house for more than 100 days, with 89 cameras recording them 24X7.

The participants in the order of appearance and entered in house are and their weekly salary based on media reports(there are multiple media reports and for some contestants there are different weekly salary mentioned).

Karanvir Bohra – Television actor. Karanvir is the son of filmmaker Mahendra Bohra and grandson of actor-producer Ramkumar Bohra. He started his career with the film Tejaa and the television show Just Mohabbat. He later was known for his roles in Shararat, ‘KhyfsafSaas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava?, Qubool Hai and Naagin 2. He also participated in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 and Nach Baliye 4. He is married to actress Teejay Sidhu and has two daughters.  Salary Rs. 3 Lac Per Week /Rs 20 lakh per week

  • Sourabh Patel – Farmer and a struggling actor was an assistant casting director for many television shows  &
  •  Shivashish Mishra – Businessman and a struggling actor who has played a role in SET show Hanuman.  Salary Rs.1.7 lakh Per Week(together).

Dipika Kakkar – Television actress who played the role of Simar in Sasural Simar Ka which aired on Colors TV. She later participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 in 2015. In 2017, she participated in Nach Baliye with her husband Shoaib Ibrahim. She made her Bollywood debut with the film Paltan (2018).  Salary Rs. 7 Lac Per Week/ Rs 20 lakh per week

  • Romil Chaudhary – Lawyer from Haryana, evicted on day 14 with Nirmal Singh and re-entered on day 14 as a pair with Surbhi Rana.  Salary Rs. 50000 Per Week
  • Nirmal Singh – Policeman from Haryana, evicted on day 14 with Romil Chaudhary.  Salary Rs. 40000 Per Week

Neha Pendse – Television and film actress. She is known for her role of Sanjana in the Life OK comedy show May I Come In Madam? She was seen in the comedy game show Family Time With Kapil Sharma. She has also appeared in films like Devdas and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. She has done many marathi movies. Salary Rs. 2.5 Lac Per Week/Rs 20 lakh per week

Anup Jalota – the Popular singer who has also sung occasionally for Hindi films. He entered the house with his present girlfriend Jasleen. Salary Rs. 90,000 Per Week or Rs 45 lakh per week

Jasleen Matharu – Small-time singer. She is the girlfriend of Anup Jalota. She made her singing debut with Sukhvinder Singh in the song “Naachunga Saari Raat”. She launched her solo track Love Day. Salary Rs. 80,000 Per Week

Srishty Rode – Television actress. She rose to fame with the Star One show Yeh Ishq Haaye as Manjari. She was also seen on the popular show Saraswatichandra. She later was seen of the reality show Box Cricket League and popular serial Ishqbaaz. Salary Rs. 2 Lac Per Week

Somi Khan – Sales manager & Saba Khan – Front office manager in Hotel. Together Salary Rs. 30000 Per Week

Deepak Thakoor – Singer sang songs for Anurag Kashyap’s films & Urvashi Vani – Deepak Thakur’s fangirl. Salary Rs. 1 Lac Per Week(Together)

Kriti Verma – MTV Roadies (season 15) contestant And GST Inspector, evicted on day 13 with Roshmi Banik. Salary Rs. 45000 Per Week

Roshmi Banik – Businesswomen, evicted on day 13 with Kriti Verma. Salary Rs. 35000 Per Week

S. Sreesanth – Indian cricketer. He was a cricketer who participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2014. He has also been in politics now he has turned to acting, he acted in Aksar 2 and he will be making his mollywood debut(kerala movies).  Salary Rs. 5 Lac Per Week

Surbhi Rana – MTV Roadies 15 contestant and dentist, entered on day 14 as a pair with Romil Chaudhary as Wild Card entry

Video on Bigg Boss 12

Bigg Boss 11

Bigg Boss 11 is the eleventh season of the Indian reality TV series Bigg Boss. It began airing on 16 October 2016 on Colors. Salman Khan is hosting this season for the eighth time. Eight common people and seven celebrities entered during the launch and were described as “Indiawale” and “Celebrities” respectively. This time the show is around vivid breed of Love Thy Neighbour where celebs will be pitted against common folks.  Catch all the drama from Mon-Fri at 10:30 pm and at 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday on COLORS.

Contestants in Bigg Boss 11

bigg boss 11 contestants

bigg boss 11 contestants

Contestant Profession
Akash Anil Dadlani Rapper
Arshi Khan Video Content Creator
Bandgi Kalra
Benafsha Soonawalla Engineer from BITS(Goa),VJ & model  participated in MTV Roadies X4
Hina Khan TV Actress, She played the role of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai,

runner up in Color TVs Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 8

Hiten Tejwani TV Actor,known for his portrayal in serials such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kutumb, and Pavitra Rishta
Jyoti Kumari Student
Priyank Sharma Dancer, Model & Reality TV Star. Has participated in  MTV Splitsvilla:10,MTV Big F,MTV Roadies Rising
Puneesh Sharma
Sapna Choudhary Stage Performer/Haryanavi Singer & Dancer
Shilpa Shinde TV Actress, Best known for playing Angoori Bhabhi in Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai
Shivani Durga
Vikas Gupta TV Show Producer
Zubair Khan

Selected Contestants in Bigg Boss 11 padosis, neighbours (2017-18)

These padosis are going to rule the house for a couple of days and in fact, in the premiere episode, they decided if a contestant deserves to be in the house or not.

  1. Sabyasachi Satpathy
  2. Mehjabi Siddiqui
  3. Luv Tyagi. He is well-known TV personality from Odisha . He is going to keep his eye on every contestant and ask question to them by calling on the Phone/ Landline.
  4. Lucinda Nicholas

Here is the complete list of powers, the authority is given to them.

a) They have to keep eye on every contestant.
b) They have to ask a question regarding contestant past on the show.
c) They have given access to a landline phone.
d) They can’t eliminate any housemate because  elimination is in the hand of the viewer.
e) They have to ask food from main House.
f) Only Luv Tyagi can call to the house

Big Boss Series

Overview of BigBoss Series is as follows:

Season Main host Launch date Finale date Days Housemates Prize money Winner
Bigg Boss 1 Arshad Warsi 3 November 2006 26 January 2007 86 15  1,00,00,000 (1 crore) Rahul Roy
Bigg Boss 2 Shilpa Shetty 17 August 2008 22 November 2008 98 Ashutosh Kaushik
Bigg Boss 3 Amitabh Bachchan 4 October 2009 26 December 2009 84 Vindu Dara Singh
Bigg Boss 4 Salman Khan 3 October 2010 8 January 2011 96 16 Shweta Tiwari
Bigg Boss 5 Sanjay Dutt 2 October 2011 7 January 2012 98 18 Juhi Parmar
Bigg Boss 6 Salman Khan 7 October 2012 12 January 2013 97 19  50,00,000(50 lakh) Urvashi Dholakia
Bigg Boss 7 15 September 2013 28 December 2013 105 20 Gauhar Khan
8 Salman Khan 21 September 2014 105 19 Merged with Halla Bol
Halla Bol Farah Khan 3 January 2015 31 January 2015 28 10 Gautam Gulati
9 Salman Khan 11 October 2015 23 January 2016 105 20 Prince Narula
10 16 October 2016  28 January 2017  90 18  Manveer Gujjar
11 1 October 2017  Jan 2018 105  18 Shilpa Shinde
12 Salman Khan 16 September 2018 30 December 2018 105 13 50,00,000(50 lakh) Dipika Kakar

 Salman Khan Fees for hosting Bigg Boss

Salman Khan has been hosting Bigg Boss since the fourth season.He also became the highest paid TV actor with reports suggesting that he is getting Rs 11 crore per episode for hosting the 11th season of the reality show Bigg Boss.

Salman Khan is paid between Rs 6-8 crores per episode of Big Boss 10! This is a 30 percent hike as compared to the money he got in the last season. It is said that Salman Khan is being paid Rs 5 crore for each episode of Bigg Boss Season 7. Though Salman Khan says he is charging more than the reported five crore sum per episode for hosting celebrity reality show Bigg Boss season 7. Even if you take  Rs. 5 crores per episode and there are 26 episodes his earnings totals to the amount of Rs. 130 crores.

For Bigg Boss 12 Salman Khan is charging Rs 14 crore per episode.

Contestants Fees For participating in Big Boss

The winner of Bigg Boss gets the prize money.  The channel says, “We do not reveal payment details of the celebrities“.

Contestants are paid some fixed fee weekly. The fees depend on their popularity.  As a reality show, how Bigg Boss works is, the longer you survive in the house, the more you get paid every week. The celebrities in the house are given a signing amount for the show. Contestants are also divided into three categories: top level, mid-level and bottom level.

In addition there are many others who also make a deal over a lump sum amount before going into the house. They get a certain raise on completing a month or reaching final. Industry sources claim that after Bigg Boss-5 scare, when Akashdeep Saigal aka Sky Walker, threatened to walk out, the channel and production house have become more cautious. They have additional clauses in their contract which state that if a contestant wants to leave the show, she or he will have to pay the channel in amounts running into crores. This was sort of confirmed by Big Boss 7 contestant Kaushal Tandon in his interview Kushal Tandon :Gauhar & I Are Not In A Relationship

“Jo Gauhar ne kiya, who koi nahin kar sakta. She walked out with me from Bigg Boss not to give me company but because she saw that I had taken an ideological stand and she too felt I was right. She walked out knowing she might have to pay a penalty of Rs 50 lakhs for breaking Bigg Boss rules. But she didn’t care. At that moment she only saw what was right. I admire her for this.”

Weekly fee given to the contestants of Bigg Boss

  • Bottom level: This is for the least-known celebrities. Among the 14 that go inside the house, the ones with the least popularity get the minimum weekly fee. And for Bigg Boss, the minimum amount starts from a whopping Rs 3 lakh. For example, people like Arvind Vegda in Big Boss 9 who most people did not have an idea about fall into this category.
  • Mid-level :This is for the contestants who are not the most popular ones but slightly more popular than most others who fall in the bottom level of contestants mentioned. the weekly fee for these people usually ranges around the Rs 4 lakh mark. Who falls into this category? Someone like Rochelle Rao, Yuvika Chaudhary or a Vikas Bhalla in Big Boss 9!
  • Top level: This is reserved for the most popular contestants on the show. And their fee is always the highest. This group is paid a bomb every week, with amount shooting up to Rs 5 lakh! Rimi Sen, Aman Verma, Prince Narula in Big Boss 9 are possibly the ones who receive this much.
  • Special fee: While the contestants already decide on a particular weekly fee to enter the house, there are many who negotiate and once they promise a lot of drama and content on the show, the makers even consider their decision.

Bigg Boss 11 Contestants Weekly pay

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.  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 like 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.

Big Boss 10 Contestants payment

Bani and Rahul are apparently the highest paid celebs on the Big Boss 10  right now. Karan Mehra TV actor of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai fame is getting paid a whopping Rs 1 crore for the show.

VJ Bani who has been offered the show for the eighth time this year finally agreed only after the makers offered her over Rs 1.5 crore to be on the show. But it’s Rahul Dev who said yes tot he show for a staggering Rs 2 crore, much like Rimi Sen did two years back.

Mona Lisa aka Antara Biswas is the least paid celebrity contestant whereas Rohan Mehra who gets higher than Lopamudra Raut is paid lesser than Gaurav Chopra. Now, you can do the ranking!

Bigg Boss Season 7 Contestants payment

it is said that standard amount is 8 lakhs per week, 30 lakhs for a month stay and one crore for those who reach upto last day (mostly 4 people). As per indicine the amount paid per week for the contestants was as follows

  • Tanisha Mukherjee – 7.5 lakhs
  • Gauhar Khan – 6 lakhs
  • Armaan Kohli – 5 lakhs
  • Kushal Tandon – 5 lakhs
  • Pratyusha Banerjee – 4 lakhs
  • Kamya Punjabi – 3.5 lakhs
  • Sangram Singh – 3 lakhs
  • Andy – 3 lakhs
  • Ajaz Khan – 3 lakhs
  • Sofia Hayat – 1.5 lakhs
  • Elli Avram – 1 lakh

Bigg Boss 6 Contestants payment

Hindustan Times article  Bigg Boss 6: Contestants mint bigg moolah revealed weekly fees of contestants of Big Boss 6.

Ex-cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu gets Rs. 4 lakh per week while popular TV actors Urvashi Dholakia and Delnaaz Irani get Rs. 2.5 lakh per week. Rajev Paul, Vrajesh Hirjee, Sayanti Ghosh and Aashka Goradia bag Rs. 2 lakh a week, while others like cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Gulabi Gang vigilante Sampat Pal, models Karisma Kotak, Niketan Madhok and hairstylist Sapna Bhavani get between Rs. 1-2 lakh a week. In addition,

Foreign celebrities walk away with fatter pay cheques, like Baywatch star Pamela Anderson who got a whopping Rs. 2.5 crore for a three-day visit to the house. Among earlier contestants, wrestler Khali got Rs.40-50 lakh per week while Shweta Tiwari was probably the highest paid Indian actor on the show, pocketing Rs.5 lakh per week. Dolly Bindra made Rs. 2 lakh per week, and Pakistani actor Veena Malik was paid the same.

How much do the sponsors of Bigg Boss pay?

Over the years, Bigg Boss has attracted many brands across categories. While Vodafone has stayed on as the title sponsor for the past four seasons, L’Oreal has been on board for the same period as associate sponsor.  The presenting sponsor,Vodaphone, for Bigg Boss 7 pays Rs. 22-25 crore, while the powered by sponsor lands up paying 25 per cent less money than the presenting sponsor, each associate sponsor pays Rs. 12-15 crore.

The popularity of Bigg Boss can be witnessed by the fact that Bigg Boss uploads all episodes after being telecasted on television and an episode of 45 minutes on YouTube has 8 advertisements  and none of them can be skipped

Does Big Boss make money for it’s channel?

 A show like Bigg Boss requires huge amounts of investment in terms of production, marketing and promotions. After losing money, Sony decided to do away with it. Bigg Boss then landed up with Colors. Raj Nayak, CEO, says “Despite losing money on the show, we bring it back season-after-season. We recover 70-80 per cent of our investment.”

A Bigg Boss House is built for every season. The house for Big Boss 7 is located in the tourist place of Lonavala, Pune district of Maharashtra, (however the house for the fifth season was located in Karjat.)  The construction of the sets of Bigg Boss. starts six months before the show goes on-air. Post launch, 300-350 people work for about 100 days In Bigg Boss 6 bus tour was available in which one could see the BigBoss house for Rs 2,000 per person, and all the amount collected through the tours, was donated to Salman’s NGO Being Human. Want to tour the Bigg Boss 6 house?

At about Rs 1.2 crore an episode, the estimated cost of the show for this season is Rs 110-115 crore, second only to the Indian Premier League in the list of the costliest television properties.  Big Synergry’s game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, on Multi Screen Media’s Sony Entertainment Television, has been made at a cost of Rs 75-80 crore — nearly Rs 2 crore an episode. This makes it the costliest property in terms of cost of production per episode. Colors spends Rs. 8-12 crore on marketing every season.

With this show, it is estimated that the channel will earn revenue of 95 to 105 crores. Telecom giant Vodafone has been roped in the show as a presenting sponsor for the fifth time. Vodafone has been the sponsor for five consecutive years. Industry sources have revealed that the Telecom company has vented out Rs.25 to 30 crores to be in the list of sponsors for the show.  Spot rates range from Rs. 2.7-3.1 lakh per 10 seconds in episodes that feature Salman Khan, while other episodes command Rs. 1.7-2 lakh per 10 seconds.

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