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Bigg Boss 11: No payment for commoners this year?

Reports suggest that the makers of Bigg Boss 11 have decided not to pay any participation fees to the commoners on the show and only reward them for tasks and the prize money. Salman Khan has already shot the promo for the show.

tv Updated: Aug 02, 2017 09:33 IST
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As Salman Khan shoots Bigg Boss 11 promo, here’s a shocking news from the reality show.
As Salman Khan shoots Bigg Boss 11 promo, here’s a shocking news from the reality show.

Even as Salman Khan has shot the promo for Bigg Boss 11, media is abuzz with rumours around the latest on the controversial reality show. After reports that Bigg Boss 11 may clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s TED Talks on Star Plus, gossip mills now claim that commoners on the show will not be paid this year.

Apart from the prize money, contestants are signed up for a certain amount of money corresponding to their stay in the Bigg Boss house. However, a Bollywoodlife report claimed Wednesday that the makers have decided to bring common people without that clause in their contract. The channel is apparently flooded with common people auditioning for the show and most of them are happy to get inside the house even for no payment, it added. These contestant may win money after accomplish tasks and special bonuses will also be granted to those responsible for better TRPs, the report further said.

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.

The registrations for commoners were supposed to close on July 21 but have been extended till August 8. Last year, the makers reportedly paid Rs 25,000 to each commoner per week. This comes amid reports that celebs are paid a fat amount to appear on the show. While celebs hardly ever confirm how much they earned off Bigg Boss, it was speculated that Rahul Dev was the highest paid contestant on Bigg Boss 10 and earned Rs 2 crore for his stay on the show. He was evicted mid-season. Last year, a commoner contestant Manveer Gurjar went on to win the show.

Bigg Boss 11 will have commoners as contestants inside the house for the second time and will start airing from September. It will also have a few celebrity contestants and cringe pop sensation Dhinchak Pooja, TV actors Nia Sharma and Sana Saeed are among the top names being speculated as contestants for this year’s show.

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