Tehseen Poonawalla beats Rashami Desai, Siddharth Shukla to become highest-paid Bigg Boss contestant

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Bollywood star Salman Khan announced over the weekend that political activist Tehseen Poonawalla will be one of the three wild card contestants in the latest edition of Bigg Boss. Days later, it has emerged that Tehseen has beaten Rashami Desai to become the highest-paid Bigg Boss contestant. According to some media reports, Tehseen has managed to sign a deal worth Rs 21 lakh per week with the makers of the Colors TV reality show.

Tehseen Poonawalla

Prior to Tehseen’s announcement as a wild card contestant, Rashami was reported to be the highest-paid Bigg Boss contestant with Siddharth Shukla earning the second-highest amount.

Tehseen is married to Monicka Vadera, a cousin of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra. Tehseen informed his fans on Tuesday that his wife will be managing his social media account during his time in the house.



Tehseen entering the Bigg Boss house had left many stunned over the weekend. While welcoming him on the show, Salman had asked him why he decided to enter the Bigg Boss show when his career graph was moving in the right direction. To which, he said that he was joining the show to win.

When asked about his strategy to deal with the existing housemates, Tehseen had said that he will have no qualms in accepting the friendship from Asim Riaz and Devoleena Bhattacharjee but ‘delete’ the friend request from Siddharth Shukla. He had also gone on to praise Paras Chhabra for playing the game well.

Along with Tehseen, two other contestants namely Hindustani Bhau and Khesari Lal Yadav too will enter the house as wild card contestants.

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