Bigg Boss 11: Common contestants may not get participation fee this season?

FP Staff

Aug,02 2017 12:13 43 IST

With Bigg Boss 11 scheduled to make its television premiere soon, it is impossible for the popular reality show — hosted by Bollywood actor Salman Khan — not to be in the news.

Salman Khan hosting Bigg Boss. Image from Firstpost

Salman Khan hosting Bigg Boss. File image.

This time it is being reported that the common contestants that find themselves to be a part of the show will not be paid the default participation fee that all the contenders of the show are given by default.

The commoners vs. celebrities concept was introduced in Bigg Boss last year (in the show's 10th season), and in a surprising turn it saw an everyday man — Manveer Gurjar — take home the coveted trophy. This season sees the channel retain the concept with lots of twists and turns to be expected.

However, according to a Bollywood Life report, these common participants might not be getting paid for their television stint. Alternatively, if the common man is to earn money through the show, they will be expected to perform certain tasks, (and perform them well), to help in their remuneration. Another way to earn some moolah for the common man will be to garner a high number of TRP's for the show with their antics. All these activities will result in special monetary bonuses for the common contestants.

The reasons stated for this change in contract is that commoners are allegedly super happy and grateful just to be a part of the show as an everyday fixture on millions of television screens, and they are more than thankful to be a part of the silver screen in any — paid or unpaid, according to an India.com report.

Salman Khan has reportedly taken a break from his hectic Tiger Zinda Hai schedule (back to back after his jam-packed Tubelight schedule) and started shooting for Bigg Boss 11.