The first season of Bigg Boss Telugu came to an end this Sunday and actor Siva Balaji won the title out of the 16 contestants who tussled it out for 16 weeks. The final elimination round had Navdeep, Archana, Hari Teja and Adarsh besides the winner Siva Balaji. Siva Balaji was also handed the cash prize of INR 50 lacs by host Jr NTR. But what’s been doing rounds lately is the salaries paid to the rest of the contestants which are said to be a huge amount.
According to latest reports, the salaries of all the contestants varied from INR 75,000 to 1,00,000 for all the contestants. “The salary is decided by the grade of the actors and then between Rs 75,000 and Rs 10 lakh is fixed per week. So, even though some people come out of the house after one or two weeks, they are well paid,” a report in DC quoted a source.
But the buzz is that actor Navdeep was the highest paid contestant of all even though he entered the Bigg Boss house in the fourth week of the season. Even though his entry was later, it is being said that he was paid a handsome amount and rest of the contestants too were paid a decent amount. The lowest paid of all the contestants in the first season of Bigg Boss Telugu was Mahesh Kathi who was evicted during one of the elimination rounds.
The Grand Finale of Bigg Boss Telugu First Season witnessed all the evicted contestants come to show and be part of the episode.