Bigg Boss is one of the most controversial yet entertaining reality shows in India. Makers have always carefully selected housemates to ensure the audience is engaged, and Season 16 is no exception. There are 16 contestants this year, and Salman Khan is hosting the show.
The housemates of Bigg Boss’s house for this season are Shiv Thakare, MC Stan, Tina Datta, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, Ankit Gupta, Sumbul Touqeer Khan, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, Abdu Rozik, Manya Singh, Soundarya Sharma, Shalin Bhanot, Sreejita De, Archana Gautam, Gautam Vig, Sajid Khan, and Gori Nagor.
Every year a custom house is created for the housemates, and the games or competitions played among the contestants are mostly based on this theme. The theme for Season 16, Bigg Boss, is a circus!
Bigg Boss 16 Contestants Salary
Since the contestants have to stay in the house of Bigg Boss for a certain number of weeks till they are eliminated from Bigg Boss house, they are given a weekly salary for their participation. The house of Bigg Boss this year has several famous television celebrities. Here is what they receive for participating in Bigg Boss 16.
- Sumbul Touqeer Khan — Rs 12 Lakhs per week
- Manya Singh — Rs 8-9 Lakhs per week
- Nimrat Kaur Ahluwalia — Rs 8 Lakhs per week
- Priyanka Chahar Chowdhary — Rs 5 Lakhs per week
- Ankit Gupta – 5-6 lakhs per week
- Sajid Khan — Rs 4-5 Lakhs per week
- Soundarya Sharma — Rs 3-4 Lakhs per week
- Tina Datta — Rs 8-9 Lakhs per week
Sumbul is the highest-paid actress on Bigg Boss. She also happens to be the youngest contestant in Bigg Boss 16. Sumbul is a known face and is most famous for her role in the famous television serial ‘Imlie’ that premiers on Star Plus, in which she plays the titular role. She has also worked alongside Ayushman Khurana in the Bollywood movie ‘Article 15’.
BB16 Nominations and Elimination
The audience is yet to witness the first elimination of Season 16. MC Stan, Tina Datta, Gori Nagori, Shalin Bhanot, and Sreejita De have been nominated for the elimination round. Speculations say that it will probably be Shalin who will be nominated to leave Bigg Boss house as he is banned from becoming a house captain for his misbehavior with the doctor who was sent to treat him. He is also nominated for elimination for two weeks straight. Who do you think will be eliminated?