ORIGINAL ARTICLE: How Much is Sumbul Touqeer Khan being Paid for Bigg Boss 16?
Sumbul Touqeer Khan may be the youngest contestant on Bigg Boss 16 but according to reports, she is also the highest-paid.
Not only is she being paid the most this season but her fees are higher than some of the contestants from the previous series.
It is believed that Sumbul is getting Rs. 12 Lakh (£12,900) per week.
In comparison, Bigg Boss 15 winner Tejasswi Prakash was paid Rs. 10 Lakh (£10,000) per week.
When it comes to Sumbul’s fellow contestants, Tina Datta is reportedly receiving Rs. 9 Lakh (£9,600) per week while Ankit Gupta is getting approximately Rs. 6 Lakh (£6,400) per week.
This may be a shock to some viewers given Sumbul’s age but her high payment indicates the potential she has to be a star whilst on the reality show.
Sumbul Touqeer Khan made a good impression during the Bigg Boss 16 premiere as she danced to ‘Chaka Chak’.
She also appeared confident during her interaction with Salman Khan.
Sumbul explained that she is not nervous about being part of the show but is more anxious about the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episodes as Salman often lashes out at the contestants.
She said: “I am scared of him as a host because he scolds a lot on weekend episodes and I do not want to be scolded. I want to stay there with love.”
She went on to reveal that her father convinced her to take up the show.
Sumbul said: “My father wrote a poem to me and I kept reading it several times and all my doubts of taking up the show started to vanish and I would see my goal clearer.”
She previously said that she initially thought about turning down the offer to be on Bigg Boss 16.
Prior to entering the show, Sumbul admitted that never watched the series.
She said: “Actually, I do not have a particular reason.
“When I got the offer, I asked my father and then when he asked me to watch the previous seasons. I had never followed or watched Bigg Boss. I was like ‘what is happening! What is this?’
“I was very scared. I told my dad I won’t do it, but he convinced me that I can do it. Finally, I decided to take it up.”
Sumbul is known for her work on the show Imlie but she was also seen in Article 15.
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