Bigg Boss 13: Salman to Get Rs 8.5 Crore Per Episode as the Show Gets Five-Week Extension
Salman Khan to get Rs 2 crore extra per episode after Bigg Boss 13 gets five week extension! (Photo Credits: File Photo)

Hosted by Salman Khan, the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 13 is making the right kind of noise ever since it was launched on September 29, 2019. The makers are leaving no stone unturned to make the game difficult for the housemates and interesting for its ardent viewers. Meanwhile, the contestants, who have made it to the ninth week of Bigg Boss 13, are doing everything possible to save themselves from the nominations. Talking about the show, the grand finale of Bigg Boss 13 was said to be aired in December, however, now the latest reports suggest that the makers are considering an extension by another five weeks. Bigg Boss 13 Eviction: Paras Chhabra, Shehnaaz Gill, Shefali Jariwala, Hindustani Bhau, Mahira Sharma or Arti Singh, Who Should Be Thrown Out? Vote Now!

That's right! Colors and Endemol have reportedly decided to extend the show for another five weeks, being encouraged by the popularity of Bigg Boss 13. And now as per a report in Bollywood Hungama, the makers are willing to pay the Dabangg actor more for the extended episodes. Yes, reportedly, Salman Khan will be paid a whopping amount  – an extra Rs 2 crore per episode – to retain him as a host for the season.

The website quoted a source as saying, "Salman made it very clear that he didn’t want to extend his stint on Bigg Boss due to his other film commitments (post-production of Dabangg 2, shooting of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai). However, the channel Colors lured him to stay on with added zeroes on his paycheck." Bigg Boss 13 Day 56 Preview: Sidharth Shukla & Shehnaaz Gill’s Antics Entertain The House, Vishal Aditya Singh and Hindustani Bhau Threaten Each Other (Watch Video)

Salman Khan, who was being paid Rs 6.5 crore per episode, will now be paid Rs 8.5 crore per episode. The insider further told the portal, "Each year he initially refuses to return to Bigg Boss. Every time he’s lured back with an enhanced remuneration. He gets paid more to anchor Bigg Boss per season than all the other anchors in regional languages put together get for all the seasons put together." Bigg Boss 13 Day 55 Highlights: Arti Singh Yet Again Explains Herself To Sidharth Shukla

Meanwhile, after the nomination task, Tuesday brought new challenges inside the Bigg Boss house. Speaking of nomination, Paras Chhabra, Mahira Sharma, Arti Singh, Shehnaaz Gill, Hindustani Bhau and Shefali Jariwala have been nominated for eviction this week. Stay tuned to this space for more updates on Bigg Boss 13.