Salman Khan. (File Photo)
Bigg Boss is one of the most popular shows on television and everything around it always ends up creating a lot of buzz. This time, it is being reported that after the last season, which had a mix of celebrities and commoners as contestants failed to work, the show will only have celeb contestants this time. The makers of the show are currently busy roping in popular celebrities for Bigg Boss 13.
And if latest reports are to be believed, the makers have finalised Bollywood actor Chunkey Pandey as one of the contestants on the show. He also happens to be the first celebrity to get locked in the house. However, no official confirmation has been made yet by the makers.
Chunkey Panday will be next seen in Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Saaho. He will also star in Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon’s Housefull 4.
Also, Salman Khan will return as a host for the 13th season. If reports are to be believed, Salman Khan will be charging a whopping Rs 13 crore per week. An informer told Pinkvilla, "The season will extend for the usual 105 days, which means 15 weeks. Last year, he charged Rs 11 crore per day of shoot. He shoots both the weekend special episodes in a day and so, in 2018 he minted Rs 165 crore from the whole season. BB 13 will be a notch higher. He has hiked his fee and will get Rs 13 crore per week, which means Rs 6.5 crore per episode. That also means that he will in fact be earning close to Rs 200 crore (Rs 195 crore exactly) this time and not 400 crore as being reported."
Apart from Chunkey Panday, some well-known celebs including CID fame Dayanand Shetty, Bollywood comedian-actor Rajpal Yadav, TV actresses Meghana Malik, Devoleena Bhattacharya have been reportedly shortlisted for the controversial show.
Bigg Boss 13 is expected to go on air from September 29.