Salman Khan’s popularity has been unwavering over the years. So it’s no wonder that Bollywood’s beloved ‘Bhai’ has been the main attraction of Indian reality TV show called Bigg Boss, and Bhai made sure that he got paid his worth.
Salman has been hosting Bigg Boss since season 4, a decade ago. From 2010 to 2020, his pay package has increased a considerable amount every single year. If you’re wondering what the amount is, then hold your breath, it will astonish you and knock you out of your chair.
Here’s a quick look at Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss salary graph over the years.
(Please note that neither Salman’s representatives, nor the Bigg Boss executives have confirmed the amount. These are approximate figures that have been reported by various news sources.)
Bigg Boss season 4-6: Rs. 2.5 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 7: Rs. 5 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 8: Rs. 5.5 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 9: Rs. 7-8 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 10: Rs. 8 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 11: Rs. 11 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 12: Rs. 12-14 crore per episode
Bigg Boss season 13: Rs. 13 crore per episode
In Bigg Boss season 13, Salman Khan became the highest paid host in the world, taking home a pay check of Rs 200 crores for the season. Despite complaining on air about quitting the show on numerous occasions, Colors executives made sure to keep Bhai happy as they laid out the green (money) carpet for him.
Bigg Boss 14 aired on October 3, amidst the Coronavirus lockdown. The actor said that he is comfortable to take a pay cut this year so that the show can sustain itself. “This is the reason why I am doing this season of Bigg Boss. It’ll provide employment to people, there’s a very large unit, they will start getting their salary, they’ll be able to get ration for their homes,” he said during a recent press conference.
Pay cut or not, do you think they added another zero on his cheque this year?