Singing reality show Indian Idol 11 began with a bang on Saturday. Firebrand singer Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani of the ace music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar, and veteran music director Anu Malik took over as the judges of the season. Maniesh Paul has been replaced by singer Aditya Narayan as the host for this season.
Considering how famous the show is, one must wonder what the paycheque of the celebrity judges looks like. A report in Top Facts has laid down the per-episode fees of the judges as well as the host.
Aditya Narayan, who has previously hosted shows like like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs, Rising Star and Kitchen Champion is taking home Rs 2.5 lakh per episode.
The makers were keen on bringing Neeti Mohan onboard but looking at the popularity of the previous season, Neha was called. She is charging Rs 5 lakh per episode.
Vishal is being paid approximately Rs 4.5 lakh per episode.
Anu Malik has been synonymous with the show since Season 1. He is apparently charging Rs 4 lakh per episode.