By Poulami Bhandari Last Updated:
In the Indian reality TV scenario, Bigg Boss is one of the popular names. The show, which is on its 17th season at present, garners much attention for the ugly fights that take place between the contestants. Not only that, but the 24-hour show format has given the audience a chance to peep into the lives of these participants at a stretch. Hence, this reveals much more intimate secrets about their daily lives as well.
There’s always a curiosity amongst the audience to know how much fees the contestants are getting in the show. And with every season, the highest salary paid to any contestant increases. For Bigg Boss 17, Ankita Lokhande is reportedly being paid the highest, which is said to be Rs. 12 lakh weekly. However, you will be surprised to know that none of the participants from India ever received a paycheck as high as that of one of the international stars.
According to reports from The Siasat Daily, the Canadian-American model actress, Pamela Anderson is the highest-paid contestant in the history of Bigg Boss. As per the reports, she charged a whopping INR 2-2.5 crore for just three days, which is approximately between INR 66-83 lakh on a daily basis.
The 56-year-old actress appeared on the 4th season of Bigg Boss in 2010, which also marked the debut of Salman Khan as the host of the show. For the unversed, Pamela is popular for her modelling work for the entertainment magazine, Playboy. She has also cemented her name in the industry with her role as ‘C.J. Parker’ in the TV series, Baywatch.
Following the Canadian actress, Pamela Anderson, the former Indian cricketer Sreesanth, who appeared on Bigg Boss 12, is the second-highest-paid contestant in the show as he reportedly used to receive INR 50 lakh per week. As per the same The Siasat Daily report, the former WWE wrestler, Great Khali, who was a part of Bigg Boss 4, received the same salary as Sreesanth. In the 12th season of Bigg Boss, Karanvir Bohra has reportedly earned around INR 20 lakh weekly. On the other hand, the winner of the 12th season, Dipika Kakar Ibrahim, used to get INR 15 lakh per week, which makes her the 5th among the highest-paid contestants.
Amongst the most famous Bigg Boss contestants, the late actor, Sidharth Shukla reportedly used to earn INR 9 lakh per week in the 13th season. Meanwhile, the lovebirds, Karan Kundrra and Tejasswi Prakash, who participated in the 15th season, received INR 8 lakh and INR 10 lakh, respectively.
What do you think of Pamela Anderson’s high fees in Bigg Boss, that too, for three days?