Highest Paid Actor 2017: Salman Khan is the Highest Paid TV Host for Bigg Boss 11
Apart from the big screen, Bollywood superstars are also shining bright on the TV. The third quarter of the year will see several top Bollywood stars vying for your attention on the small one. It happens only once in a blue moon when you see all the Bollywood biggies coming together at the same time. Salman Khan is returning with 11th season of Bigg Boss in October. While Akshay Kumar is coming back to TV as the super judge of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Same as Khiladi, Shah Rukh Khan is making a comeback to the small-screen with TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. And Amitabh Bachchan is already hosting the ninth edition of his cult game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Coincidentally all of these are the highest paid Bollywood actors over the globe. And did you ever ponder over that how much they must be charging for giving a great sum of time to the TV screen! Well, they not just make it to the highest paid actors of 2017 as per the Forbes, but each of them holds the same stature for the TV hosts as well. You might just fall head over heels after reading the charging fees of Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar for their TV shows.
Highest Charging TV Hosts: Highest Paid Actor 2017
Show: Bigg Boss 11
Charging fees: Rs 11 crore per day (two episodes)
The superstar has hosted seven consecutive seasons taking the controversial reality show to a new level in terms of TRP and popularity. Hence the Bigg Boss makers never thought of replacing Salman at any cost. The Tiger Zinda Hai actor’s remuneration for Bigg Boss 9 was 8 crore per day (2 episodes). While his charging amount hiked by 25-30% in Bigg Boss 10 as he took home 9 crore daily. And this time Salman’s working fees for Bigg Boss 11 go to a humongous 11 crore per day for 2 episodes. Therefore the world’s ninth highest paid actor 2017 stands out as the highest paid TV host, the big boss!
Shah Rukh Khan
Show: Ted Talks India, Nayi Soch
Charging fees: Rs 30 crore for 10 episodes
King Khan returns to television with the Indian version of Ted Talks as the host. A source says that this eighth highest paid actor 2017 was the first and last choice to host the show. As a result, his renumeration is also sky-high. Shah Rukh reportedly to have changed 30 crore for 10 episodes to host Ted Talks India: Nayi Soch. While another source adds, SRK’s working fees for the show where Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Rajnikanth, AR Rahman are said to grace are 30 crore for 2 weeks (14 episodes).
Show: Kaun Banega Crorepati 9
Charging fees: Rs 2.75 to Rs 3 crore per episode
The legendary actor hosted a TV show, KBC, back in 2000 and it revolutionised television viewing. Even in its ninth season, it’s Bachchan’s unbeatable energy and classic way of talking remain the X-factor. Shah Rukh took over for once but KBC remains all the way Amitabh Bachchan show. And Big B charges around 3 crore to host one of the most popular TV shows. Earlier, the Piku actor would get 2 crore, but now the fees have increased.
Show: The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 5
Charging fees: Rs 1.65 crore per episode
Khiladi Kumar returns to TV after three years with this comedy show. The Forbes’ tenth highest paid actor 2017 will shoot eight hours a day, once a week. And his paycheck to judge the laughter show is 1.65 crore per episode. In the past, Akshay Kumar did action-adventure show, Khatron Ke Khiladi, a cookery show, MasterChef India and a dance adventure show Dare 2 Dance.