The Telugu superstar has reportedly charged an amount of Rs 12 crores for the entire season.
Bigg Boss Telugu Season 5 that premiered on September 5 is currently grabbing a lot of eyeballs. Now, reports suggesting that Nagarjuna is charging a whopping amount of Rs 12 crore for the entire season has stunned many viewers. The actor has been hosting the reality TV series since Season 3.
According to a Filmibeat report, the actor has hiked his fees by 15 per cent for the new season. For Season 3 of Bigg Boss Telugu, Nagarjuna was paid Rs 10-12 lakh for each episode that later increased to Rs 12-14 lakh per episode for Season 4. The highest-paid actor to host the show was NTR Jr, who was paid Rs 35 lakh for each episode. Nani, who hosted Season 2 more or less charged the same as Nagarjuna, which was an amount of Rs 10-12 lakh per episode.
Being the undefeated superstar of TRP (Television Rating Points) in the Telugu TV industry, it can be argued that Nagarjuna deserves every penny that he demands. Bigg Boss Telugu Season 4, which was hosted by Nagarjuna, still tops the TRP chart with an 18.5 rating.
Talking about NTR Jr, he recently returned to the TV show after hosting the money-making reality show, Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu. According to reports, the actor was paid a huge amount of Rs 10 crore for hosting the show.
Meanwhile, the contestants of Bigg Boss Telugu Season 5, which recently premiered on Sunday, are already facing nominations on Day 1. The nominated list of contestants includes anchor Ravi, RJ Kajal, Hamida, Jaswanth (Jessie), Sarayu and Maanas. Their indifference towards the entire ordeal is riding waves of speculations on social media. But we have to wait for Nagarjuna to arrive at the weekend to announce which contestant will be the first to bid goodbye to the Bigg Boss house and its housemates.