Digging Into The Most Popular Tv Reality Show "Bigg Boss"

Digging Into The Most Popular Tv Reality Show “Bigg Boss”

What Is Bigg Boss?

Bigg Boss is a reality show which takes place on the Indian platform. It is a television game show, which took its inspiration from Big Brother, an American TV show. This show is currently produced by Endemol Shine and two other production houses, namely Star India and Viacom 18.

This show is now being made available on various other OTT platforms like Voot or Disney+ Hotstar. This show is hosted in seven languages in India, including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, etc.

Salman Khan currently hosts this show. But earlier, the show was hosted by other celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Farah Khan, Arshad Warsi, and even Amitabh Bachchan. This show began in India in 2006.

Sony TV was the first platform to have aired this show. But later on, in 2008, the show went to the Colors channel. Bigg Boss is known for some of the most peculiar controversies. Almost 70 cameras record the day-to-day activities of the inmates who stay in the house.

The format of the show is unique. A group of people lives together for almost 90 days. These people are called housemates. The housemates stay isolated from whatever happens in the outside world and survive in a specially constructed house for them. These people have to perform their daily household activities.

There are specific tasks provided by the ‘Bigg Boss’ every week. This house has no forms of entertainment, like TV or Computer. The housemates are forbidden to even take in their cellphones. This house has neither clocks nor a calendar. The only form of entertainment that is available to them is fighting amongst themselves or the tasks given to them.

Every week the housemates nominate people they want out of the house. It is in the hands of the audience to save the nominees.

What Is Bigg Boss

Knowing About Bigg Boss 13

Bigg Boss Tedah, which is commonly known to the audience by Bigg Boss 13, is the most recent addition to the most-hyped reality show. This season came to Colors TV on 29th September 2019 and was hosted by Salman Khan.

This season gained much popularity and was continued for 140 days. Unlike the other few seasons, there will be no commoners to be seen in the house. Apart from the 13 housemates, who initially came to the house, this season saw the entry of 12 wildcard contestants in the weeks following its premiere.

Another eye-catching feature of this season was Ameesha Patel. She played the role of a connecting link between the housemates and the host. Her entry to the show portrayed her as the ‘malkin’ (owner) of the house. Like the many previous seasons, this season also had major twists, like the BB Elite Club.

Who Are Predicted To Win Bigg Boss 13?

Season 13 of Bigg Boss was perhaps the most successful. This season was extremely hyped for. Among the favourites of the crowd are the following:

  • Rashmi Desai is a familiar face in TV soaps. She is mainly known for her fantastic role of ‘Tapasya’ in Uttaran.
  • Paras Chhabra is a model. He also made appearances in various shows like Splitsvilla.
  • Sidharth Shukla is a well-known actor. He also participated in other reality shows like Fear Factor, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6.
  • Asim Riaz is also a very renowned model.
  • Shehnaaz Gill, who is also an actress and a Punjabi singer.

Highlights Of Bigg Boss 13

The major highlights of this season were:

  • A long list of wild card contestants.
  • The violence of Sidharth Shukla in the ‘Snakes and Ladder’ task. Shehnaaz Gill getting slapped by Devoleena Bhattacharjee.
  • The fight between Rashmi Desai and Sidharth Shukla.

How Much Do The Contestants Earn From Bigg Boss 13?

In the 13th season of this controversial show, the makers outdid themselves. They brought in some of the most famous faces, and we could not be more sure that they were offered significant amounts of money. Let’s get to know who got the highest amount of money and who received the lowest!

First, let’s see how much the host gets from this show. Salman Khan, who has been hosting this show for quite some time, received about 13 crore INR per week.

The highest amounts of money went to three contestants. These three people were Rashmi Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Sidharth Shukla. Rashmi Desai, a well-known face in the TV soaps, is receiving 15 lakhs per week. Sidharth Shukla, on the other hand, is reported to be paid 12 lakhs every week.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who is also a TV actress, was receiving 12 lakhs every week as well. This Bengali beauty is known for her role in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, which aired on Star Plus. Unfortunately, due to some health problems, she had to quit the show.

Shehnaaz Gill is a very well-known face in the Punjabi music industry. She rose to fame in the music video made by Garry Sandhu. She has starred in movies like Daaka. Shehnaaz, also known as the Katrina Kaif of Punjab, was paid 4.5 lakhs every week for her presence in the show.

Another TV actress, Arti Singh, was also on the show. She has starred in famous TV soaps like Uttaran, along with Rashmi Desai, Udaan etc. Every week she was being paid 1.3 lakhs INR.

Splitsvilla, famed Paras Chhabra, was receiving 65,000 rupees every week. Although he became very popular after the show, Paras received the second-lowest amount among all the other contestants. He was evicted from the show due to specific health issues.

Mahira Sharma is known for being a famous face in TV soaps. She did splendid performances in soaps like Naagin 3 or Kundali Bhagya. She is, however, getting more amount than Paras Chhabra and is reportedly receiving INR 90,000 every week. She was very popular on Tik-Tok as well.

Asim Riaz is another famous face in this show. He is a model who hails from Kashmir. Although he has gained much popularity and fame from the show, he is the lowest-paid housemate. He is charging INR 60,000 only for his participation.

Shefali Bagga is the first-ever news anchor to have participated in this show. She is a news anchor for the top-rated news show Tez. This news anchor is charging 1 lakh INR every week.

Siddharth Dey, who is a writer, is very close to the show host Salman Khan. He is known for writing scripts for reality shows. His remuneration for the performance was two lakhs per week.

How Much Did The Wildcard Contestants Get From Bigg Boss 13?

Among the wildcard contestants, Arhaan Khan was catching the eye for being romantically involved with Rashmi Desai. He is reportedly getting paid about INR 1.2 lakhs for each week of his stay in the house. Shefali Jariwala is another Indian actress on the show who is taking home about 7.5 lakhs each week.

To spice up the house with fights and controversies, the show-makers brought in Himanshi Khurana. She is also a singer in the Punjabi music industry. Although she was soon eliminated, Himanshi Khurana bagged INR 4 lakhs per week.

Madhurima Tuli and Vishal A Singh were a couple earlier. This duo rocked the show with their constant fights and made significant headlines out of it. While Vishal A Singh was reportedly taking home a hefty amount of 8 lakhs a week, Madhurima Tuli was charging five lakhs INR per week.

Status Of Housemates

How Much Did The Evicted Contestants Get?

Among the evicted contestants, there was Koena Mitra, Dalljiet Kaur, Abu Malik. Koena Mitra, who rose to fame with movies like Musafir or Road, was being paid 2.5 lakhs each week. The younger brother of well-known singer Anu Malik, Abu Malik, was receiving INR 80,000 per week.

Dalljiet Kaur is a TV actress who was receiving 1.5 lakh every week. Dalljiet Kaur and Koena Mitra were the first housemates to be evicted from this show. Later on, Abu was also ousted in the following week.

Status Of Housemates

Housemates Entry Day Exit Day Result
Sidharth Shukla Day 1 Day 140 Winner
Asim Riaz Day 1 Day 140 1st Runner-up
Shehnaaz Gill Day 1 Day 140 2nd Runner-up
Rashami Desai Day 1 Day 35 Evicted
Day 40 Day 140 3rd Runner-up
Arti Singh Day1 Day 140 4th Runner-up
Paras Chhabra Day 1 Day 67 Walked
Day 72 Day 140 5th Runner-up
Shefali Bagga Day 1 Day 35 Evicted
Day 65 Day 99 Evicted by housemates
Mahira Sharma Day 1 Day 136 Evicted
Madhurima Tuli Day 65 Day 112 Ejected
Vishal Aditya Singh Day 43 Day 128 Evicted
Vikas Pathak (Hindustani Bhau) Day 36 Day 78 Evicted
Shefali Jariwala Day 36 Day 119 Evicted
Arhaan Khan Day 36 Day 50 Evicted
Day 65 Day 92 Evicted
Himanshi Khurana Day 36 Day 71 Evicted
Khesari Lal Yadav Day 36 Day 57 Evicted by housemates
Devoleena Bhattacharjee Day 1 Day 35 Evicted
Day 40 Day 63 Walked Out
Tehseen Poonawalla Day 36 Day 42 Evicted
Koena Mitra Day 1 Day 14 Evicted
Siddhartha Dey Day 1 Day 30 Evicted
Dalljiet Kaur Day 1 Day 13 Evicted
Abu Malik Day 1 Day 22 Evicted by housemates

Knowing About Bigg Boss 12

Season twelve of the Indian TV reality series Bigg Boss is based on the Dutch series ‘Big Brother’. It was first premiered on September 16, 2018, on the TV channel Colors. The title was set ‘Bigg Night’ for the launch episode. For consecutively nine times in a row, the season was hosted by Salman Khan.

The theme ‘Vichitra Jodis’ (strange pairs) was followed, and there will be six pairs who will enter the show. Though the celebrities are joining the show in pairs they are participating solo. They will be locked inside the beach-themed house with 89 cameras recording them 24X7 for more than 100 days.

List of Participants of Bigg Boss 12

The list of participants is presented below in the order of appearance, and entries in the house are as follows:

Karanvir Bohra – Karanvir is a television actor and television reality star who is the son of producer, filmmaker and director Mahendra Bohra and grandson of actor-producer Ramkumar Bohra. Karanvir is known for his performances in the film ‘Tejaa’ and the television show ‘Just Mohabbat’.

He also performed in ‘Shararat’, ‘Kyu Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’, ‘Dil Se Di Dua…’, ‘Saubhagyavati Bhava?’, ‘Qubool Hai’ and ‘Naagin 2’. He was also seen participating in reality shows like ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6’, ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 5’ and ‘Nach Baliye 4’. ₹20 lakh per week was charged by him for the Bigg Boss show.

Sourabh Patel – Comes from the background of a farmer family. He is also a struggling actor and has worked as an Assistant Casting Director for many television shows.

Shivashish Mishra – He is a Model, Businessman and a struggling actor. He has performed for a role in the show ‘Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman’. He charged a salary of ₹1.7 lakh per week along with Sourabh Patel.

Dipika Kakar – She is seen as a television actress and is a known household name for her role as Simar Dwivedi Bhardwaj on the show in Colours TV with the title of ‘Sasural Simar Ka’. She was also a participant in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8’ in 2015. In 2017, she was seen as a participant in ‘Nach Baliye’ along with her husband, Shoaib Ibrahim. She entered the Bollywood industry with the patriotic film Paltan (2018). She charged a salary of ₹15 lakh per week for the show.

Romil Chaudhary – A Lawyer by profession from Haryana, was evicted from the show on day 14 along with Nirmal Singh. He re-entered the show, pairing up with Surbhi Rana. He charged a salary of ₹50,000 per week.

Nirmal Singh – He is a Policeman from Haryana and was evicted from the show on day 14 along with Romil Chaudhary. He charged a salary of ₹40,000 per week.

Neha Pendse – She is a television and film actress who is known for her role as Sanjana in the comedy show on Life OK with the title ‘May I Come In Madam?’ She also played her role in the comedy show ‘Family Time With Kapil Sharma’. She has also performed in popular films like ‘Devdas’, ‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji’ and many Marathi movies. A salary of ₹20 lakh per week was charged by her for the show.

Anup Jalota – He is a famous singer who has sung for Hindi films occasionally was seen participating in the show with his present girlfriend, Jasleen. He was also seen as a host for a Star Plus show with the title ‘Dharam Aur Hum’. He charged a salary of ₹45 lakh per week.

Jasleen Matharu – She is a small-time singer and is the girlfriend of the famous singer, Anup Jalota. Her singing career began with Sukhvinder Singh on the song ‘Naachunga Saari Raat’. She charged a salary of ₹3-4 lakh per week.

Srishty Rode – A television actress by profession can be seen on multiple television shows such as ‘Yeh Ishq Haaye’ as Manjari, ‘Saraswatichandra’, ‘Punar Vivah-Ek Nayi Umeed’. She was also seen on the reality show ‘Box Cricket League’ and popular TV serial ‘Ishqbaaz’.

Somi Khan – She is a sales manager as well as an actress by profession. She participated in this popular television show along with her sister Saba Khan.

Saba Khan – She is the sister of Somi khan and is an actress and a front office manager in a Hotel. Earlier, she worked with a five-star chain of hotels, including Alila Fort Bishangarh, Taj Group, etc. She and her sister both charged a salary of ₹30,000 per week.

Deepak Thakur – He is a singer by profession and sang songs in Bollywood movies for the famous director Anurag Kashyap. He charged a salary of ₹1 lakh per week along with Urvashi Vani.

Urvashi Vani- She is also a singer by profession and is known as Deepak Thakur’s fangirl.

Kriti Verma – She is a GST Inspector by profession. She is seen as a participant on MTV Roadies Season 15 who was evicted on day 13 along with Roshmi Banik. She charged a salary of ₹45,000 per week.

Roshmi Banik – A business women by profession who was evicted along with Kriti Verma on day 13. She charged a salary of ₹35,000 per week.

Sreesanth– He is a Former Indian cricketer, a reality show star, a politician and presently an actor. In 2014 he was seen participating in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’. He was seen actively participating in politics, and currently, he is seen as an actor. He acted in the movie ‘Aksar 2’ and will be debuting in the Mollywood movie industry (Kerala movies). He charged a salary of ₹5 lakh per week.

Surbhi Rana – She is a Dentist by profession and was also a contestant in MTV Roadies Season 15. She entered the show on day 14, pairing up with Romil Chaudhary as Wild Card entrant.

Rohit Suchanti- He is a television actor by profession and was appreciated for his performance in shows like ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ and ‘Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya’.

Megha Dhade- She is a Marathi film and a television actress who performed in shows like ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’, ‘Kasturi’ and ‘Pehchaan’. She was also the winner of ‘Bigg Boss Marathi’, which was the first season of the Bigg Boss in Marathi.

Status Of Housemates

Housemates Entry Day Exit Day Result
Dipika Kakar Day1 Day 105 Winner
S. Sreesanth Day 1 Day 105 1st Runner-up
Deepak Thakur Day 1 Day 105 2nd Runner-up
Romil Choudhary Day 1 Day 105 3rd Runner-up
Karanvir Bohra Day 1 Day 105 4th Runner-up
Somi Khan Day 1 Day 98 Evicted
Shivashish Mishra Day 1 Day 62 Ejected
Saba Khan Day 1 Day 42 Evicted
Urvashi Vani Day 1 Day 62 Evicted by housemates
Anup Jalota Day 1 Day 42 Evicted
Neha Pendse Day 1 Day 28 Evicted
Kriti Verma Day 1 Day 13 Evicted
Nirmal Singh Day 1 Day 14 Evicted
Roshmi Banik Day 1 Day 13 Evicted
Surbhi Rana Day 14 Day 102 Evicted
Megha Dhade Day 36 Day 84 Evicted
Rohit Suchanti Day 36 Day 91 Evicted

Knowing About Bigg Boss 11

Knowing About Bigg Boss 11

The eleventh season of ‘Bigg Boss’ titled ‘Bigg Boss 11’ is an Indian TV reality series that began telecasting on October 16, 2016, on the television channel Colors. The season is being hosted by Salman Khan for the eighth time.

The participants launched in the show were seven celebrities who were termed as ‘Celebrities’ and ‘Indiawale’ and eight common people. The theme of this season is based on ‘Love Thy Neighbour’, where celebrities pitted against the common people.

Status Of Housemates

Housemates Entry Day Exit Day Result
Shilpa Shinde Day 1 Day 105 Winner
Hina Khan Day 1 Day 105 1st Runner-up
Vikas Gupta Day 1 Day 105 2nd Runner-up
Puneesh Sharma Day 1 Day 105 3rd Runner-up
Priyank Sharma Day 1 Day 6 Ejected
Day 26 Day90 Evicted
Akash Dadlani Day 1 Day 102 Evicted
Arshi Khan Day 1 Day 83 Evicted
Luv Tyagi Day 1 Day 98 Evicted
Hiten Tejawani Day 1 Day 77 Evicted by Housemates
Sapna Choudhary Day 1 Day 55 Evicted
Bandgi Kalra Day 1 Day 63 Evicted
Benafsha Soonawalla Day 1 Day 49 Evicted
Mehjabi  Siddiqui Day 1 Day 42 Evicted
Jyoti  Kumari Day 1 Day 28 Evicted
Dhinchak Pooja Day 21 Day 35 Evicted
Lucinda Nicholas Day 1 Day 15 Evicted by Housemates
Zubair Khan Day 1 Day 7 Evicted
Shivani Durga Day 1 Day 14 Evicted

Contestants Selected In Bigg Boss Padosi House

The selected contestants played the role of padosis and were going to rule the Bigg Boss padosi house for a couple of days. The sole decision that whether a contestant deserves to stay in the house or not was decided by them. The contestants are given below:

  1. Mehjabi Siddiqui is a social worker by profession.
  2. Sabyasachi Satpathy is a well-known TV personality from Odisha. He was a commoner contestant and was a part of the padosi team.
  3. Luv Tyagi is a computer engineer by profession who was a part of the padosi team.
  4. Lucinda Nicholas is an Australian actor, model, and yoga trainer by profession who was a part of the padosi team.

The authority and power that were provided are given below:

  1. They have also given the power of questioning contestants regarding the past background of contestants on the show.
  2. They have given the responsibility of keeping an eye on other contestants.
  3. The power to call the house was given to Luv Tyagi.
  4. The power to eliminate any housemate was not given to padosis. Elimination power was solely in the hands of the viewer.
  5. They had the authority to ask for food from the Main House.
  6. They were provided with a landline phone.

Hosting Fees Of Salman Khan for Bigg Boss

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan had been hosting the Bigg Boss show since the fourth season. He has also become the highest-paid television actor. According to media reports, it is known that he was charging ₹14 crores per episode for hosting the Bigg Boss 12, which was the twelfth season of the show. The previous season he charged ₹11 crores per episode.

Superstar Salman Khan was approximately paid around ₹6-8 crores per episode for Big Boss 10. Therefore the hike in fees was about 30 percent as compared to the last season. According to media houses, it was reported that a sum of ₹5 crores per episode was charged by him for Bigg Boss 7.

But according to internal sources of the superstar, he was charging more than ₹5 crores for hosting the episodes. Let’s assume that the average payment was ₹5 crores still; he would be earning a whopping ₹130 crores for 26 episodes of Bigg Boss 7.

Fees Charged To Contestants for Participating In Big Boss

The channel policies say that ‘We do not reveal payment details of the celebrities’. The prize money amount is paid to the winner of the show. Contestants receive their fee payment weekly, and the amount of fees depends on their popularity. According to the show, the longer a contestant survives in the show, the more is the payment of fees weekly.

The celebrities are paid a certain amount after signing in for the show. There are three categories in which the contestants are divided which are top-level, mid-level and bottom level.

In addition, some contestants also earn a massive amount before entering the house. After they successfully complete a month in the house or upon reaching the final, their payments are raised.

According to the reports from the industry that after the incident from Bigg Boss 5, where Akashdeep Saigal threatened to walk out of the show, the production house and the channel took a dig into their policies. The clauses of the contracts were updated, which now state that if a contestant leaves the show by their own will, he or she will have to pay the penalty to the channel and production house in amounts running into crores. The above report was informally confirmed by Kushal Tandon, a Bigg Boss 7 contestant, in his interview.

Categories Of Contestants And Their Weekly Payment On Bigg Boss

  • Top-level: This category is reserved for the most popular and famous contestants on the show. The weekly fee of these contestants is the highest. The weekly amount starts from ₹5 lakh and can end anywhere between ₹20-30 lakh. Prince Narula, Aman Verma, Rimi Sen from Big Boss 9 are contestants who have received such high payments.
  • Mid-level: This level is for those contestants who are slightly more popular than those of the bottom level. The weekly fee for contestants of this category starts from ₹4 lakh. People like Yuvika Chaudhary, Rochelle Rao, or Vikas Bhalla from Big Boss 9 falls under this category
  • Bottom level: The contestants whose popularities are least fall under this category. The weekly fee is the minimum for those under this category, where the minimum amount is set at a whopping ₹3 lakh per week. For example, a contestant named Arvind Vegda from Big Boss 9 falls under this category.
  • Special fee: The contestants, before entering the house, decide their weekly fees, but some contestants negotiate their payment and promise content and drama on the show that the makers consider.

Weekly Payment Of The Contestants Of Bigg Boss 11

Hina Khan: A television actress by profession, Hina Khan, is famous for her role on the TV serial ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. She is reportedly paid around ₹7-8 lakh per week for the show. She was a controversial contestant because of flipping sides and for her know-it-all attitude.

Hiten Tejwani: He is a known television and film actor and is famous for his roles in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Balika Vadhu’, ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and ‘Gangaa’. He is also known as he was questioned by Salman Khan for why he was not taking a stand for other contestants. He is reportedly paid around ₹7-7.5 lakh per week.

Shilpa Shinde: A television actress by profession, Shilpa is known for her role in ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain’. She is paid a weekly fee of around ₹6-7 lakh. The actress had been seen from the very beginning locking horns with Vikas Gupta and entertaining the viewers with her antics–like when she escaped the jail to put a chappal near Vikas’s head.

Vikas Gupta: He is a producer and was the head of channels from MTV India who also managed the role of Head Creative Producer for the show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. He was paid around ₹6-6.5 lakh per week. Vikas had been the headline in the news for one fight or the other. He was seen fighting with Akash, Hina, Shilpa, and the list goes on. He also attempted to escape the house, which is undoubtedly providing Colors TV with a lot of content.

Priyank Sharma: He is a model, dancer and television reality star who is known for participating in MTV Splitsvilla and MTV Roadies. He was evicted, but he was reportedly paid ₹4-5 lakh per week for the show. He was hardly seen in the house except for one big fight that led to his eviction from the show.

Benafsha Soonawalla and Arshi Khan were reportedly getting a decent amount per week for the show.

Sapna Chaudhary and Shivani Durga were also reportedly being paid around ₹20,000 per week for the show.

Payment Amount Of The Contestants Of Big Boss 10

Rahul Dev and Gurbani Judge were reportedly the highest-paid celebrities on the Big Boss 10 show. Television actor Karan Mehra of ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai’, due to his popularity, was getting paid a whopping ₹1 crore for the show.

Gurbani Judge, also known as VJ Bani, who participated in the show for the eighth time, negotiated her payment with the makers at ₹1.5 crores for the show. Rahul Dev also accepted the show after negotiation for a staggering ₹2 crore, just like the scene of Rimi Sen two years back.

Antara Biswas was the least paid celebrity contestant. Rohan Mehra was paid higher than Lopamudra Raut, who was paid less than what was paid to Gaurav Chopra.

Payment Amount Of The Contestants Of Bigg Boss Season 7

It was reportedly known that the standard amount was ₹8 lakhs per week, ₹30 lakhs for those who will survive a month and a whopping ₹1 crore for those contestants who will survive up to the last day. As per reports, the contestants were paid the following amount:

  • Tanisha Mukherjee received a payment of ₹7.5 lakhs per week.
  • Gauhar Khan received a weekly payment of ₹6 lakhs.
  • Armaan Kohli received ₹5 lakhs per week for the show.
  • Kushal Tandon also received ₹5 lakhs for the show.
  • Pratyusha Banerjee was paid ₹4 lakhs per week for the show.
  • Kamya Punjabi was paid a weekly payment of ₹3.5 lakhs.
  • Sangram Singh received a payment of ₹3 lakhs for the show.
  • Andy was also paid ₹3 lakhs for the show.
  • Ajaz Khan was reportedly paid the same amount, i.e. ₹3 lakhs per week for the show.
  • Sofia Hayat was paid ₹1.5 lakhs per week for the show.
  • Elli Avram also received a payment of ₹1 lakh for the show.

</aPayment Amount Of The Contestants Of Bigg Boss 6

According to some news articles, contestants of Bigg Boss 6 received a good amount of money for the show.

Ex-cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was paid ₹4 lakh per week, while popular television actors like Delnaaz Irani and Urvashi Dholakia received payment of ₹2.5 lakh per week. Vrajesh Hirjee, Rajev Paul, Aashka Goradia, and Sayanti Ghosh were paid ₹2 lakh per week.

Other contestants like cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Karisma Kotak, Niketan Madhok, Sampat Pal and hairstylist Sapna Bhavani were paid around ₹1-2 lakh a week.

Foreign celebrities visiting the show Baywatch star Pamela Anderson received a whopping ₹2.5 crore for a three-day visit to the house. Other contestants, like wrestler Khali, were paid ₹40-50 lakh per week. Pakistani Actor Veena Malik and Dolly Bindra made Rs. 2 lakh per week. Shweta Tiwari was reportedly the highest-paid Indian actor on the show Rs.5 lakh per week.

Amount Paid By Sponsors Of Bigg Boss

Amount Paid By Sponsors Of Bigg Boss

Big brands from various categories had been sponsoring the show for quite a number of years. Vodafone has to hold on to the position of title sponsor for the past four seasons, while L’Oreal has been the associate sponsor for the same period.

The title sponsor, Vodafone, paid ₹20-25 crore for Bigg Boss 7. The ‘powered by’ sponsor reportedly pays 25 percent less money than the presenting sponsor brand. Each of the associate sponsors of the show pays ₹12-15 crore.

The popularity of the Bigg Boss show can be ascertained by the fact that the show uploads all its episodes of 45 minutes on YouTube with eight advertisements which viewers cannot skip after telecasting them on television.

How Much Money Does The TV Channel Earn From Bigg Boss?

The number of investments relating to promotion, production and marketing is huge for reality shows like Bigg Boss. Sony decided to leave the show after losing money. This was when Colors took up the show.

According to CEO Raj Nayak, they were losing money on the reality show. Still, they bring it back season after season while recovering only 70-80 percent of their investment.

The Bigg Boss House is built specifically for every season. The Big Boss House for season 7 is located in Lonavala, Pune district of Maharashtra, while the Bigg Boss House for season 5 is located in Karjat.

The construction of the sets for Bigg Boss commences six months before the show goes on-air. After the launch, around 300-350 people work for about 100 days to successfully telecast the show. A bus tour available of Bigg Boss House of season 6 with a ticket price of ₹2,000 per person. The money collected through such tours was donated to Salman Khan’s NGO ‘Being Human.

With an expenditure of ₹1.2 crores per episode, the estimated cost of the show stands at ₹110-115 crore, with the Indian Premier League in the second in terms of the costliest television properties.

Big Synergy’s popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ on Sony Entertainment Television was made at an approximate expenditure of ₹75-80 crore (nearly Rs 2 crore per episode). This makes Bigg Boss the costliest property in regards to the cost of production per episode. Colors TV incurs an expenditure of ₹8-12 crore every season on marketing.

The channel earns an estimated revenue of 95 to 105 crores from this show. Telecom giant Vodafone took over the position of presenting sponsor for the fifth time. Vodafone has been the presenting sponsor for the fifth time in a row.

According to sources from the industry, it has been reported that the telecom company has shell out ₹25-30 crores for holding its position as the presenting sponsor. Advertisement slots are around ₹2.7-3.1 lakh per 10 seconds in episodes where Salman Khan is featured, while other episodes charge ₹1.7-2 lakh per 10 seconds.

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