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Bigg Boss Telugu: Is Jr NTR earning Rs 35 lakh per episode?

According to the industry grapevine, Jr NTR is earning a whopping Rs 35 lakh per episode, surpassing veterans like Akkineni Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi.

tv Updated: Jul 25, 2017 12:05 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Bigg Boss Telugu,Jr NTR,Akkineni Nagarjuna
Bigg Boss Telugu marks Jr NTR’s TV debut. The actor is busy otherwise with his film projects which include films like Jai Lava Kusa.

The Telugu version of popular reality show Bigg Boss went on air earlier this month. The show marks the television debut of actor Jr NTR, who is rocking in new avatar. Apparently, the Yamadonga actor is earning a whopping Rs 35 lakh per episode, according to the industry grapevine, making him the highest paid actor in the history of Telugu television, surpassing veterans like Akkineni Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi.

The contestants brought together for 70 days, surrounded by 60 cameras and cut off from the outside world in one big house. Since the launch of the first reveal promo, Bigg Boss Telugu has already created a huge buzz in the Telugu states. The reveal promo has reached more than 55 million viewers i.e. nearly 3/4th of the viewership universe, in just 7 days of its run on the Star Maa network. Bigg Boss Telugu promos were trending nationwide on social media platforms, with a huge number of shares, reaching millions.

The show is bringing many firsts to the Telugu entertainment space. It is the most expensive show to ever be created in Telugu television. It has one of the largest sets, with more than 10,000 square feet area and nearly 750 people working on the project at any given point of time. The show is unique because there is no script and the traditional word “cut” is never uttered by the director. The 60 cameras will never stop rolling for the entire season! According to sources, the show promises to be a game changer for Telugu television, like NTR had said.

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First Published: Jul 25, 2017 12:01 IST