The makers of 10 ka Dum must be surely repenting their scheming ways. Quick to realise that he was being taken for a ride, Salman Khan has dumped the show and vowed to return only at his whim.
Bollywood's favourite bad boy has shown that it's either 'my way or the highway'. Though the exact details are not known, buzz is that Sallu dumped the show hours before he signed Bigg Boss 4.
Interestingly, Khan had been extremely patient with the broadcasters in the first two seasons. Before season two of DKD started, Sallu asked for an increment that failed to materialise. The channel admitted to severe cash crunch due to recession and Sallu politely obliged. In fact, Sallu in an interview said, "I love this show."
A source told Mumbai Mirror, "The broadcaster of 10 Ka Dum made Salman wait for a long time. 10 Ka Dum 3 was supposed to start this year but suddenly the entire focus shifted to Kaun Banega Crorepati 4 after Amitabh signed the dotted line. But Salman still waited patiently."
So when did the tipping point come? "It came when Salman was told he wouldn't get a hike. Salman argued that since recession was over, why shouldn't he get a better pay packet? He asked them that since he had stood by them in their time of crisis, so why couldn't they repay him now? But the broadcaster tried to soft-pedal the issue," the source told the tabloid.
Even though 10 Ka Dum was very close to Salman's heart, he realised that the makers were taking him for a ride and he wasn't going to wait for them. After all Bigg Boss was beckoning his call.
Salman has now made it clear that if he is ever approached for 10 Ka Dum, it will be at his terms and price otherwise the show is free to find another host.
Smart play Mr. Khan!