Bigg Boss is the talk of the town as currently, the thirteenth season is on air. The contestants are fighting for the BB trophy. But do you know, a few celebrity contestants bagged more money than the winners of the respective Bigg Boss seasons?
Bigg Boss is currently airing its thirteenth season and entertaining its audience with major drama and chaos. Bigg Boss is one of the most controversial shows of Indian television. It is the place where anything can happen— right from the controversies, to major fights, to sudden love stories— friends become enemies and enemies, friends. We’ve all seen every minute of the show is loaded with drama, action, and emotion. But there is something even more shocking— the unequal paycheques of the housemates. Clearly, nobody will do it for free. But the massive differences in the paycheques shocked us!
- Meet the contestants who bagged more money than the winners of Bigg Boss.
- Why is there a massive difference between the paychecks of the winners and these celebrity contestants?
- Pamela Anderson earned more than any Bigg Boss contestant ever.
- Bigg Boss Season 9 was the real shocker!
If you think that you need to be the winner of the show to earn a huge amount— you are WRONG! Interestingly, there are some Bigg Boss contestants who ended up getting a huge amount as compared to the winners.
Here’s the list of BB contestants who’ve earned more money than the winners. Check them out!
Pamela Anderson: Season 4
Pamela Anderson is known for her appearances in the famous Playboy Magazine and for her work on TV series VIP and Baywatch. The actress added glitz on ‘Bigg Boss Season 4’. According to reports, she was paid Rs 2.5 crores for just three days in the Bigg Boss house. On the other hand, Shweta Tiwari won the title of the same season but she was paid just Rs 5 lakhs per week!
Do you see the difference? Well, we are just getting started!
The Great Khali: Season 4
Dalip Singh Rana, who more famously known by the name ‘The Great Khali‘ is an Indian professional wrestler. Do you know how much amount he was got for his appearance on Bigg Boss season 4? 50 lakhs per week! This amount was equal to what was paid to the winner of the show.
Navjot Singh Sidhu: Season 6
Urvashi Dholakia won the trophy of Bigg Boss Season 6 and her weekly paycheck amounted to Rs 2.5 lakh. On the other hand, Navjot Singh Sidhu was paid a whopping Rs 7.5 lakh per week. What’s more, the celebrity contestant stayed a whole month in the Bigg Boss house before quitting for his election campaign.
Tanishaa Mukerji: Season 7
Tanishaa Mukerji is an Indian film actress. Tanisha had a limited stay in the house but was paid Rs 9.5 lakh per week. One the other hand, Gauhar Khan who bagged the Bigg Boss trophy, was paid only Rs 6 lakh per week.
Karishma Tanna: Season 8
Karishma Tanna is an Indian film actress, television actress, model and anchor who appeared on Bigg Boss season 8. She was the finalist but could not win the show. However, she earned more than the winner Gautam Gulati. Gautam got only Rs 8 lakh per week compared to Karishma’s 10 lakhs per week!
Rimi Sen: Season 9
Rimi Sen, an Indian film actress known for her few famous film ‘Hungama’, was apparently paid a hefty amount of Rs 2 crores per week. And the winner of season 9, Prince Narula, was paid just Rs 10 lakh per week. It is clear who the real winner was!
Rahul Dev: Season 10
The very talented actor of Bollywood and Tollywood, Rahul Dev was paid the huge amount Rs 2 Crore for his stay in the house. It was much greater than what the ‘commoner’, Manveer, was paid when he won the show.
Hina Khan: Season 11
Bigg Boss Season 11 was famous for the rivalry between Shilpa Shinde and Hina Khan. But do you know how much Hina Khan was paid? She got a whopping amount of Rs. 1.25 crores for the first ten weeks whereas Shilpa Shinde was paid just Rs. 6 lakh per week. Not only this, there was a difference in their winning amounts too. Shilpa’s total earnings amounted to Rs 1.25 crores while Hina managed to earn Rs 1.75 crores despite being the runner up.
Sreesanth: Season 12
Sreesanth lost the trophy of ‘Bigg Boss season 12’ but reportedly he got Rs 50 lakh per week. Whereas the winner, Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim, was paid only Rs 15 lakh per week.
Can you see the difference between the paychecks of the winners and celebrity contestants? After checking the list, it’s clear these celebrity contestants are the real winners of Bigg Boss.
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