If you think of any reality TV show having an equal number of lovers and haters it has to be Bigg Boss. The infamous TV reality show which is based on the UK TV show BIG Brother has been running 14 successful seasons in India so far. The show has a huge audience base and crazy fan following all thanks to its unique set up and Bollywood biggie Salman Khan as the host.
The show has been a viewers favorite for three things. The host Salman Khan, Bigg Boss’ voice and the house. This show is for entertainment purposes but never runs out of controversies. Be it Shilpa Shetty being bullied in BIG Brother or the nasty fights between Rashmi Desai and Siddharth Shukla in season 13.
Format of Bigg Boss 14
The show has been shot in various locations with a few seasons in Karjat and Lonavala and the latest one was shot in Mumbai. The factor that attracts most of the viewers apart from the contestants is the Bigg Boss house. The Bigg Boss house has been remodeled several times for each season. This season has been special since the house had a new movie theatre, gym and spa which was accessible to the contestants only after accomplishing respective tasks.
The format had been similar to previous seasons except this time along with celebrities it had commoners too. For those of us who do not know what Bigg Boss is and how it works, the contestants are supposed to make their way through a number of days/episodes in the house to the finale without any source of entertainment like TV, laptops and even their phones. Every contestant aces the rounds on his or her own tactics and tries to avoid elimination. Contestant who has sustained all the episodes till the end wins the show.
Bigg Boss 14 Contestants' Payment Every Week
The viewers might be finding it hard to believe as to why a celebrity would live in a house that has confined them away from their family and friends, has quarrels and conflicts all day long for three months. Take a hint.
Bigg Boss contestants are paid a handsome amount of money every week for being a part of the show. Let's have a look on how much the show can afford to pay them in order to keep us entertained.
Including the wild card entries here’s a full list of Housemates who were a part of BIGG BOSS 14 and how much were being paid every week throughout the show.
Bigg Boss Ex-Inmates
|Gauhar Khan||20 lakh|
|Hina Khan||25 lakh|
|Siddharth Shukla||32 lakh|
Payment to Original Entrants
|Original Entrants||Amount (INR/Week)|
|Eijaz khan||1.8 lakh|
|Shehzad Deol||Rs 50000|
|Jaan Kumar Sanu||Rs 80000|
|Rahul Vaidya||Rs 1 lakh|
|Nikki Tamboli||Rs 1.2 lakh|
|Pavitra Punia||Rs 1.5 lakh|
|Abhinav Shukla||Rs 1.5 lakh|
|Nishant Singh Malkani||Rs 2 lakh|
|Sara Gurpal||Rs 2 lakh|
|Jasmin Bhasin||Rs 3 lakh|
|Rubina Dilaik||Rs 5 lakh|
Wild Card Entries
|Wild Card Entries||Amount (INR/week)|
|Rakhi Sawant||2.5 lakh|
|Aly Goni||16 lakh|
|Manu Punjabi||2 lakh|
|Vikas Gupta||2 lakh|
Big Boss Host Charges
Reportedly, Salman Khan charged Rs 250 crore for the 13th season of BIGG BOSS but the salary for season 2020 hasn't been revealed yet.
Bigg Boss Prize Money
The first set of seasons kicked off with a prize money of Rs 1 crore but notably the prize money for season 13 and season 14 was around Rs 50 lakh.
Bigg Boss 14 winner
Rubina Dilaik, popularly known as the TV serial Bahu was crowned the winner of Bigg Boss season 14 and took home Rs 36 lakh. Rubina, along with the finalists, paid Rs 14 lakh from her prize money earlier in the show to make it to the top finalists. Singer Rahul Vaidya was announced as the runner up.
Bigg Boss - A Relief during Pandemic
Bigg Boss has a huge audience base since the inception of the show. It is safe to say that the number of viewers over the years have only grown. Analysts were worried because Bigg Boss had to fight for attention over the IPL matches starting soon during the same time. But creators were sure Bigg Boss would not be neglected as the overlap was insignificant.
Viewers have always wanted something fresh and entertaining from the industry, more so during the pandemic. Bigg boss has had more than 300 million viewers so far and each season, this number is going up.
While some viewers may find the show annoying to its very core, the others find it surprisingly entertaining. The quarrels, conflicts between the housemates, politics and tasks that are performed are the highlight of the show. While one half asks for it to be shunned permanently, the other half is all in for the drama and chaos.