Bigg Boss 11 will witness its first wild card contestant as Salman Khan will introduce cringe pop sensation, Dhinchak Pooja (known as Pooja Jain in smaller circles) will introduce her to the other contestants in tonight's episode. Reportedly, the show runners will planning to get her on the show right from the beginning with the 17 other contestants, but clearly things didn't fall in place then. However, as they say, better late than never and so it was Pooja finally set her foot inside the Bigg Boss house.
A source close to the show has revealed to us that it was the money that was offered to Pooja that kept her away from the show. She was not really happy with the remuneration that was in her contract earlier. So the makers decided to increase that and went knocking at her doors again. And this time the amount was too big to let go and hence Pooja quickly signed the dotted line and made way to the Bigg Boss house. ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 11: Rohan Mehra SLAMS Gauahar Khan for going against Hina Khan and supporting Akash Dadlani
We EXCLUSIVELY revealed to you that this year it's Hina Khan, who is the highest paid contestant. The TV actress is being paid somewhere around Rs 7 lakh to Rs 8 lakh per week to be inside the house. And Hiten Tejwani is the second highest paid housemate as he is drawing a little less than Hina, somewhere close to Rs 7.5 lakh.
As for the commoners, they are getting somewhere between Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 to be on the show. Pooja is also representing the commoners, but we can tell you that her pay package might not be close to Hina and Hiten's, but it's definitely way more than what the other commoners are getting.
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