Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan will soon shake a leg on the small screen. Hindi general entertainment channel Star Plus is said to be in talks with the bollywood actor to play host in the Indian version of the dance reality show ‘So you think you can dance.’
The channel is shelling out almost Rs 2 crore per episode of the show for the actor, making him the highest-paid actor to host a television show. The dance show will run across 26 episodes.
When Mr.Bachchan first hosted ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ on Star Plus he earned around Rs 80 lakh per episode and now with Sony Entertainment Channel featuring KBC 4, Mr Bachchan is said to be earning nearly Rs 1.5 crore per episode. Shah Rukh Khan on the other hand fetched around Rs 1 crore per episode of ‘Kya Aap Panchvi Pass Se Tez Hain.’
Action-comedy hero Akshay Kumar who will soon play host for ‘Master Chef ‘ is commanding between Rs 1.2 croe and Rs 1.5 crore per episode while Salman Khan is said to getting around Rs 1.2 crore per episode of Bigg Boss, say industry sources.
Star Plus plans to launch the dance show in January 2011, prior to the ICC World Cup. Media buyers believe that it maybe difficult for the channel to get big moolah for the show as two big ticket cricket properties will be launched early next year – the ICC World Cup (in India) followed by the Indian Premier League.