Salman gives ‘Dus Ka Dum’ makers hell, quotes Rs 2.5 cr per episode

Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 08:40 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Salman Khan might have given his nod to hosting money-churning show ‘Dus Ka Dum’, but he is making the channel pay heavily for his return. And we mean that literally. The superstar has reportedly quoted a whopping sum of Rs 2.5 crore per episode.

And he has also staunchly added that he will return to hosting the show if only he is paid the set amount. This fee is approximately a 51 per cent hike of what he was paid for the first and second season of the show.

Confirming the news a source told a daily, “Salman was being paid approximately Rs 1.65 crore per episode then.”

However, reports had stated that Salman had charged only Rs 89 crore for the 104 episodes that were telecast in the first season of Dus Ka Dum. But the source denies those figures now and states, “No. That was a conservative figure portrayed in the media.”

But this time round the actor has broken all records of fees charged by film-stars for hosting TV shows. The actor has left behind veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in quoting a hefty amount to act host for a show.

What’s interesting is that the actor is asking much more than what is presently bagging for ‘Bigg Boss 4’.

As per sources, Salman is being paid about Rs 2 crore per episode for Bigg Boss 4. And that’s a package deal, which involves public appearances and a lot of other things.

We wonder if it’s the ugly episode with ‘Dus Ka Dum’ makers that has triggered Sallu to act this way.