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How big are Bollywood stars' packages on small screen?

Judging or anchoring television shows has become so lucrative these days that Bollywood celebrities don't mind skipping film roles in the bargain

Most Bollywood stars today are more than happy to judge or anchor a show on the small screen, thanks to the big fat paychecks they manage to take home at the end of every episode. Here's a lowdown on the most popular celebs on TV right now.

P.S: They are making much more money on TV than they ever did in films.

Amitabh Bachchan
Rs 90 crore per season
Amitabh Bachchan

TV show: 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'
What it is about: Kaun Banega Crorepati is a television quiz based on the UK game show, Who wants to be a Millionaire. The show has won popularity all over the world.
Role: Anchor
Number of seasons so far: 7
hitlist rating: 

Aamir Khan
Rs 50 crore per season
Aamir Khan

TV Show: 'Satyamev Jayate'
What it is about: Satyamev Jayate is a talk show that highlights sensitive social issues prevalent in India. It received an overwhelming response from audiences and critics alike.
Role: Anchor
Number of seasons so far: 2
hitlist rating: 

Salman Khan
Rs 50 crore per season
Salman Khan

TV show: 'Bigg Boss'
What it is about: Bigg Boss is a reality programme that follows the Big Brother show format. A certain number of contestants are made to live together in a house and they are isolated from the rest of the world.
Role: Anchor
Number of seasons so far: 7
hitlist rating: 

Malaika Arora Khan
Rs 1 crore per season
Malaika Arora Khan

TV show: 'India’s Got Talent'
What it is about: India’s Got Talent follows the Got Talent format. Contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Till the semi-final and final rounds, the judges decide whether a contestant will advance to the next stage in the competition.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 5
hitlist rating: 

Mithun Chakraborthy
Rs 2 crore per season
Mithun Chakraborthy

TV show: 'Dance India Dance'
What it is about: Dance India Dance is a dance competition show and is now counted among India’s leading dance-based reality shows.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 4
hitlist rating: 

Karan Johar
Rs 6 crore per season
Karan Johar

TV show: 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' (JDJ), 'India’s Got Talent' (IGT), and 'Koffee With Karan' (KWK)
What it is about: JDJ is the Indian version of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Here celebrities perform along with their professional dance partners. KWK, on the other hand, is a talk show
Role: Judge (JDJ and IGT) and anchor (Koffee With Karan)
Number of seasons so far: 6(JDJ); 5 (IGT); 4 (KWK)
hitlist rating: JDJ , IGT , KWK 

Madhuri Dixit
Rs 10 crore per season
Madhuri Dixit

TV show: 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'
What it is about: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is a television reality show; it is the Indian version of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Here, celebrities perform along with their professional dance partners.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 6
hitlist rating: 

Rohit Shetty
Rs 10 crore per season
Rohit Shetty

TV show: 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi'
What it is about: This is an Indian stunt/dare reality game show based on the American show, Fear Factor.
Role: Anchor
Number of seasons so far: 5
hitlist rating: 

Kiron Kher
Rs 2 crore per season
Kiron Kher

TV show: 'India’s Got Talent'
What it is about: India’s Got Talent follows the Got Talent format. Contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Till the semi-final and final rounds, the judges decide whether a contestant will advance to the next stage in the competition.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons till now: 5
hitlist rating: 

Shilpa Shetty
Rs 7 crore per season
Shilpa Shetty

TV show: 'Nach Baliye'
What it is about: It is a dance reality show. The series is a dance competition where 10 television celebrity couples compete against each other.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 6
hitlist rating: 

Sohail Khan
Rs 4 crore per season
Sohail Khan

TV Show: 'Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali'
What it is about: This reality comedy show teams TV celebs with professional comedians who then put up funny acts on stage.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 16
hitlist rating: 

Sajid Khan
Rs 6 crore Per season
Sajid Khan

TV Show: 'Nach Baliye'
What it is about: Nach Baliye is a dance television series. The show is a competition where 10 television celebrity couples vie against each other.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 6
hitlist rating: 

Archana Puran Singh
Rs 3 crore Per season
Archana Puran Singh

TV Show: 'Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali'
What it is about: This reality comedy show teams TV celebs with professional comedians; together.
Role: Judge
Number of seasons so far: 16
hitlist rating: 

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2 Comments

  • jag14-Mar-2014

    are they worth that much ,i dont thing so

  • sen frosh14-Mar-2014

    Not really about what they are worth, but more about what they can get away with. I would not be offered 10/- to host KBC, but obviously Big B can get more. And he does and has been and no doubt getting more each year

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