While most Indians were thrilled to bits that Bigg Boss Season 10 would be featuring the regular, common man in the show, most didn’t know that they would be cheated. The Bigg Boss season is definitely an instant fame for everyone who is part of the show. The TRP’s are high since there is high octane drama that keeps the audiences engrossed.
Here’s the inside story about how the Aam Admi contestants are being cheated when compared to the celebrities in the house…
THE AAM ADMI CONTESTANTS ARE BEING PAID A PITTANCE
Most celebrities who are part of the show ensure that they are getting paid well, some even refuse to accept the show for years unless their per-day demands are fulfilled. The payments for established celebs who have a good fan following has shot up in some cases to upto 2 lacs per day.
You will be shocked to know that the Aam Admi constestants are being paid a meagre 25,000 for a week, which is like 3500 per day. This is pittance. The reasoning given to the contestants is that this is their big ticket to fame.
IF THE AAM ADMI WINS THE PRIZE MONEY??
Although the Aam Admi has signed the contracts, they haven’t been given any copies of it. Excuse given is that the channel heads have to sign it. No copies are being handed out. They have been ambiguously told that if they win the show, they will be under contract with the channel for a year. All the earnings they get post that, they will have to pay a 30 to 40 percent to the channel. Since most of these contestants are new to the game, they haven’t bothered to review the terms and conditions.
SHOP YOUR BEST CLOTHES ASSUMING YOU WILL BE THERE FOR 100 DAYS
This is what the 15 contestants were told. They were expected to spend a minimum of 1 lac rupees on their personal wardrobe. They were even asked to click pics of the clothes and send it to the production head contact point. They had to even pay for a detailed medical report which was part of the entry requirements prior to the finalization.
While 15 contestants (all over India) were shortlisted only 8 finally got an opportunity to get into the house. All the contestants were isolated in a hotel room, each contestant in a different hotel. They had a manager (part of an event company, not from the channel or the production house) who was their sole contact. The contestants were in total isolation in the room. Their mobile phones were taken away.
This isolation was a test on them to see how they would take the pressure once in the house. Code names were given to the contestants and the managers discussed the meeting times using these names. The contestants were taken for a group discussion where they were to prove their provocation and arguing capabilities. Post this session immediately, a so-called psychologist would grill them further.
With 2 more days in insolation, the contestants were on tenterhooks as to who is going to be selected. Those who weren’t selected were told only after the selected ones had already started shooting for the opening episode of the show.
No reasons were given but yes the ones who weren’t selected were given the carrot that ‘you are being shortlisted for the wild card entry’.
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