Bigg Boss 8: Salman Khan to be paid 6 crore per week

Salman Khan will be hosting the eight season of the reality show, ‘Bigg Boss’ with an whopping amount of 5-6 crore per week. It was reported earlier that Salman Khan won’t be hosting the eight season of the ‘Bigg Boss’ but now it is confirmed that the superstar will be hosting the show.

It was also rumoured that Shahrukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan have been approached to host the new season as Salman refused to host the show but now it is almost confirmed that Sallu would be hosting the new season. The actor will apparently be paid Rs 5-6 crore per week.

Says a source, "Speculation about the next season should be put to rest now that Salman is returning to host the eighth season. Last year, he had charged around Rs 2-3 crore per week but this time around, his fees have doubled; he will charge Rs 5-6 crore per week."

The source adds that this season the show will be grander than the previous ones. "The show will be aired at a different time slot," says another source.

A source further added that Salman’s busy schedule won’t come in the way of his hosting the show. He will definitely be part of the show. "His dates will no longer pose a problem. Everyone wanted him to come back to the show." Both Salman and the channel's spokesperson were unavailable for comment.

The participants of the new season has not yet been finalized but it is heard that AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was approached to take part. The makers agreed to pay him 5 crores if he takes part.

It was earlier reported that channel is not happy with Sallu giving his personal views and being too judgmental about the participants. They are also not too happy with his biased attitude towards few participants. In the past, few contestants of the show discussed about Salman being biased.

Salman has his likings and disliking and his fluctuate mood has irked the channel. In the past, Salman invited controversy for supporting Tanisha and Armaan Kohli. KushalTandon’s re-entry on the show also irked the actor. He had also differences with the channel in season 5 over the change of slot from 9 pm to 11 pm.