Bigg Boss has been ruling our prime time slots for 13 seasons now. Each season comes with new controversies and newer levels of entertainment. We may or may not remember the winner in each and every season but we definitely remember who was the loudest and the most aggressive contestant and who created the maximum controversies every year.
The contestants spend about three months in the house with strangers and with no contact with the outside world. But have you ever wondered what keeps them going? The answer is simple- Money. Sure enough, these celebrities get paid a whopping amount to keep the audience entertained and to raise the TRP of the show.
With the news doing the rounds that Rashami Desai is the highest paid contestant in the season 13 of the show, we know you must be wondering about the other celebrities who took home a fortune from the show. Apparently, Rashami is being paid Rs 1.2 crore for three months in the Bigg Boss house! Another highly-paid contestant is the OG Gopi Bhau, aka Devoleena Bhattacharjee who is fetching Rs 12 lakh.
Let’s have a look at the other celebs who are counted among the highest-paid Bigg Boss contestants so far.
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The Baywatch star added all the glitz and glam to the small screen with her brief appearance in the BB house. You will be surprised to know that Pamela Anderson was paid a whopping sum of Rs 2 crores for just three days for her stint on Bigg Boss Season 4.
Remember the actress who drove us crazy with her sensuous moves in Shikdum in Dhoom where she plays Abhishek Bachchan's wife? Rimi Sen entered the Bigg Boss house in season 9 and was paid a sum of Rs 2 crores.
Rahul Dev was perhaps the most uncontroversial contestant ever to appear in Bigg Boss. Bose, who featured in Bigg Boss Season 10, was often warned by host Salman to pull up his socks before it was too late. Though Rahul failed to entertain the audience, the actor definitely took home a fortune. Rahul was paid a hefty amount of Rs 2 crores to be on the show.
Actor and model, Karishma Tanna, not only added the hotness quotient to the Bigg Boss House but her alleged link-up with fellow housemate Upen Patel also created much buzz on the show. According to many reports, Karishma was paid close to Rs 10 lakh per week for her stay in the house.
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Apparently one of the highest paid actresses of television, Hina aka Akshara from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, was also one of the highest paid contestants in the Bigg Boss House too. The actress, who also played the role of Komolika, for quite a while charged around Rs 8 lakh per week.
Cricketer Sreesanth stirred a lot of controversies in Bigg Boss 12 because of his temperament issues. Though he lost the trophy to Dipika Kakar, Sree certainly took home a lot of money. If reports are to be believed, Sreesanth charged around Rs 50 lakh per week from the makers of Bigg Boss. Now, thats huge!
Shilpa, or the former Bhabhiji from the popular TV show Bhabhiji Ghar Pe Hai!, created a lot of buzz even before entering the Bigg Boss house. The actress quit the show in 2016 after a tiff with the makers. She also accused them of mentally torturing her. After creating much controversy in the Big Boss house, Shilpa finally became the winner of Bigg Boss 11. She reportedly charged Rs 6-7 lakh per week.
Actor Kajol’s younger sister Tanishaa Mukerji made her debut in Bollywood in 2005 with Neal ‘n’ Nikki opposite Uday Chopra. However, she grabbed more eyeballs during her stay at the BB house than her small stint as an actor. Tanishaa and fellow contestant Armaan Kohli’s closeness in the show was a talk of the town for a long time. The actress was also one of the highest paid contestants in the show, charging around 7-8 lakh per week.
Don't we all love VJ Bani? And well, we started admiring her even more after she featured on Bigg Boss Season 10. Bani was the second runner-up and was paid a sum of Rs 1.5 crore for entertaining us on the show.
Known for his lead role of Naitik Singhania in the popular TV serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Karan Mehra made a grand entry on Bigg Boss Season 10. The actor was paid a fee of Rs 1 crore to be on the show.
The wrestler, who was a part of Season 4, was paid close to Rs 50 lakh per week! Entering the house as a wild card, he went on to become the first runner-up on the show while Shweta Tiwari bagged the winner's trophy.
Anup Jalota, the Bhajan maestro, stirred up quite a controversy when he made an entry into the Bigg Boss house with his alleged girlfriend Jasleen Matharu who is 28 years old. The Bhajan king was paid Rs 40 lakh per week.
Our very own Dhruv from Shararat, Karanvir Bohra was one of the most popular celebs on Bigg Boss Season 12. The actor charged Rs 20 lakh per week for staying in the house.
The May I Come In Madam? actress Nehha Pendse too was getting an exorbitant amount for her Bigg Boss Season 12 stint. Like Karanvir, she too was paid Rs 20 lakh per week.
Sasural Simar Ka star Dipika Kakar, who appeared in the season 12 of the show was often called out by her fellow housemates for being fake. However, nothing deterred the actor she finally took the Bigg Boss trophy home. The actress was getting paid Rs 15 lakh per week in the show.
Well, we all remember Shweta Tiwari for her iconic role of Prerna in Kasautii Zindagi Kay and also for the many fights she had with Dolly Bindra inside the Bigg Boss house. Shweta emerged as the winner in the season 4 of the reality show. The actress got around Rs 5 lakh per week for her stay in the house.
Before he became a household name for his shero-shayari and genuine laughter in The Kapil Sharma Show, cricketer turned politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu, had appeared in the 6th season of Bigg Boss. Though he had to quit the show abruptly, owing to professional commitments, Sidhu managed to take home a lot of money as he had signed a contract of Rs 4 lakh per week with the makers.
One of the most popular contestants ever to appear in the Bigg Boss house was Hiten Tejwani. Even host Salman Khan had expressed his remorse on Hiten’s eviction and called it tragic. Hiten was apparently paid Rs 7-7.5 lakh for every week that he spent in the Bigg Boss House.
Vikas Gupta was unarguably controversy’s favourite child throughout his stay at the BB house. The TV producer and host was also believed to be one of the most deserving winners of the trophy. Vikas, who was the second runner-up in the show, was paid Rs. 6-6.5 lakh per week.
Bigg Boss 7 winner, Gauhar Khan and housemate Kushal Tandon’s on-air romance garnered much attention (and TRP). Khan fetched nearly Rs 6 lakh per week and became one of the highest-paid contestants on the show.
The 13th season of the controversial show is already in the news for new fights and drama happening every other day. Let’s wait to find out who is the lucky winner who takes home the much-hyped trophy and the INR 1 crore in prize money this year!
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