Kareena Kapoor Khan charges 12 crore for her TV debut


New mom and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has gone pricey, she has charged a whopping 12 crore for her television debut. Kareena Kapoor, who has gracefully handled her pregnancy and post-pregnancy period will soon be making her television debut. The diva has been signed on by BBC Earth as their brand ambassador. She will be the GLOBAL face of the brand and has even shot for two days in London for the same. Confirming the news,  Saurabh Yagnik, who is the EVP and Business Head of Sony Pictures Networks India said, “We are excited to have Kareena Kapoor Khan as the ‘Feel Alive’ Ambassador for Sony BBC Earth. Her personality perfectly resonates with our brand proposition and channel content, which will be revealed soon. I am confident that this unique association will take the factual entertainment experience to a whole new level for our viewers in India.’

Kareena has added her name in the list of Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and other A-listers who takes hefty pay cheques home. Well, a source told Hindustan Times, “The brand was keen to have her on board as she was not only well known globally but was also very popular in London, UK. She shot for two days for the ad, taking home a cool pay packet of Rs 12 crore, which is unheard of. She is definitely one of the highest paid actors bagging this sum, if not the highest.”

It is learnt that Bebo has shot only for two days in London for the TV ad and took whopping amount of 12 crores. The source further added, “It’s a well-known global factual entertainment channel and they had approached Kareena during her pregnancy. One of the main reasons is her connect with the global audiences. She is quite popular in the UK, a country that she visits often with her hubby Saif Ali Khan. When Kareena was approached for it, she also felt it was a perfect fit for her. She has seen her buddies Salman Khan and Karan Johar connecting with the audiences on TV and felt this was the right time for her to be seen on the small screen.”

Well, only few days of baby’sbirth and Kareena has set an example by returning to work. Once she is back from maternity leave, she will shoot for Rhea Kapoor’s ‘Veera Di Wedding’.