Bigg Boss 10: This is how much Salman Khan is being paid
Bigg Boss 10: This is how much Salman Khan is being paid. Pictured: Salman Khan on Bigg Boss 10 houseSalman Khan/Twitter

Bigg Boss 10 has opened on a grand note and for the first time in its history, the controversial show saw common people entering the house as contestants. The show, hosted by Salman Khan, has already raised the expectations of the viewers.

Salman's huge fan-base and popularity have been crucial in making the reality show one of the most watched television series in India. Not just that, the actor's antics make him viewers' favourite host too. In fact, many people watch the show only for the actor, who brings his special charm to the show. With such craze for Salman on Bigg Boss show, no wonder the actor charges a whopping amount for it.

While it is known that the Tubelight actor charges a whopping amount to host every episode, the buzz is that Salman is being paid between Rs 6-8 crore per episode, the Indian Express reported. This is apparently 30 percent hike as compared to the amount he got for the last season.

A few months ago, reports had surfaced that the Sultan actor would not be paid as much as last year. The actor has agreed to a pay slash as he has a different plan. Salman has asked Colors channel to contribute a huge sum of money to his charitable organisation, Being Human. "Salman has always hiked his fee for Bigg Boss, but this time he will be taking a pay cut. He wants Colors to put a chunk of money into Being Human [sic]," a source told Bollywood Life.

Meanwhile, fans of Bigg Boss can't stop talking about the 10th edition of the controversial show. Commoners like Om Swami, Manu Punjabi, Akansha Sharma have already raised the curiosity among the fans of the show. On the other hand, fans of celebrities like Karan Mehra and Rohan Mehra of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame, VJ Bani and Gaurav Chopra are excited to see them locked inside the house for the next three months.