Sunday, October 7, 2012

Salman Khan becomes the highest paid host on TV

With the next season of Bigg Boss just round the corner, Salman Khan can boast of being the highest paid actor on the small screen. It is estimated that Salman will be pocketing as much as Rs. 3.8 to Rs. 4 crores per episode for the show. Though he was sharing the space with Sanjay Dutt in the last season, still Salman was paid around Rs. 3 crores per episode.
However, after his success with Ek Tha Tiger and the immense popularity of his films, there is hardly any doubt that his value is on the rise. Salman Khan is the only actor from Bollywood who has delivered more than three hits at the box office garnering more than Rs. 100 crores in each film.
Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are some of the other names in the Bollywood who are pocketing huge sums of money for hosting various shows for each episode. How can the list be complete without the mention of Amitabh Bachchan and Kaun Banega Crorepati?
As a matter of fact, the league of Amitabh Bachchan is a bit different as he has signed a contract for Rs. 100 crores for as many as three seasons.