The channels have started telecasting reality shows to increase the TRP. This is the first time in Tamil television history to telecast reality shows on three different channels at the same time.
The shows have been hosted by top Kollywood actors. While Kamal Haasan hosted Bigg Boss on Vijay TV, Vijay Sethupathy and Arjun acted as a host for MasterChef (Sun TV) and Survivor (Zee Tamil) respectively. In our article, we take a look at the salary details of the hosts of reality shows.
Kamal Haasan – Bigg Boss
The 67-year-old, Kamal Haasan has been the most popular actor in the country. He will be hosting the fifth consecutive season of Bigg Boss which will be starting on 3rd October.
It is reported that the veteran actor will be getting Rs. 4 crores for a one-day shoot. The show is to be telecasted on weekend Saturday and Sundays and his whole call sheet for the upcoming season is just 15 days.
Since Kamal’s one-day salary is Rs. 4 crores for a one-day shoot, he will get a payment of Rs. 60 for the whole season from Vijay TV. The previous four seasons of Bigg Boss were huge hits and they will be hoping for the same in the upcoming season.
Vijay Sethupathy – MasterChef Tamil
Vijay Sethupathy, who is one of the busy actors in recent times, is being paid Rs. 50 lakh per episode to host MasterChef. It is being telecast on Sun TV from 7th August on every Saturday and Sunday.
Apart from this, he has also agreed to work for Rs. 15 crores with Sun TV. It is to be noted that the TV rights of his movies like Laabam and Tughlaq Durbar have been given to Sun TV.
Arjun – Survivor
The Survivor is a reality show that is airing on Zee Tamil. It has been hosted by action king Arjun who is being paid Rs. 5 crores for the whole season. If the reports are to be believed, the channel informed that they will buy the TV rights of some movies produced by Arjun.