• 'Bigg Boss 11': Zubair Khan reveals how much he was paid to be part of Salman Khan's show

    mid-day online correspondentMumbaiOct 10, 2017, 13:42 IST

    Controversial 'Bigg Boss 11' contestant Zubair Khan has kicked up a storm after being evicted from the house. He has filed a written complaint against the show's host and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Now, Zubair Khan has revealed how much he was paid to be part of the popular reality show.

    'Bigg Boss 11': Zubair Khan reveals how much he was paid to be part of Salman Khan's show
    Zubair Khan 

    According to a report in Hindustan Times, Zubair Khan said, "The contract was of two years. I would have gotten Rs 25,000 every week. After two years, I would have gotten Rs 50,000 every month. Free ka paisa kisko bura lagta hai! (Who would not like free money)"

    Zubair Khan also told the newspaper that he never claimed to be Haseena Parkar's son-in-law. "Six years ago, I said this live on a TV channel. My wife's name is Sana Khan and mother-in-law's name is Noor Jahan. I never said anything. Now, if they're related to Dawood Bhai, you should ask them," he told the daily.

    Also read: 'Bigg Boss 11' contestant alleges Salman Khan threatened to kill him

    He further said, "If I wanted cheap publicity, I could have done it before the release of the film I made, 'Lakeer Ka Fakeer', by taking such names. I never said anything at that time. This is the channel's ploy to use Dawood's name."

    Zubair Khan denies being thrown out of 'Bigg Boss 11'. "I have left the Bigg Boss house, nobody evicted me. Salman Khan threatened me on camera that he won't let me work. There's a saint inside the house, Shivani ji, nobody came to her rescue when she was disrespected. People are scared due to their contract," he said.

    The evicted contestant has also told mid-day, "I was polite on the show, and when it came to defending myself, I took a stand. It was Salman Khan who was under the influence of drugs, abusing me, as well as threatening to kill me once I got out of the show."

    Also read: 'Bigg Boss 11': Zubair Khan evicted, hospitalised after allegedly consuming pills

    Zubair Khan has filed a written complaint against the show's host and superstar Salman Khan. The Mumbai Police on Monday, however, said it has refused to entertain the complaint and has directed the complainant to the concerned police station in Lonavala.

    In his complaint, among other things, Zubair has accused Salman of allegedly threatening him in the Saturday night episode of the "Bigg Boss" elimination show. Salman Khan reportedly blasted Zubair for allegedly misbehaving with some housemates, to which the latter hit back claiming he had all knowledge of the superstar's "connections and liaisons".

    An official of Antop Hill Police Station said that late on Sunday, Zubair had submitted a written complaint against Salman. "However, we have lodged a noncognisable complaint and transferred it to the concerned police station in Lonavala, Pune district, which has jurisdiction to investigate it," the official said, requesting that he not be identified.

    Also read: 'Bigg Boss participant Zubair Khan is a fraud, has no links to Dawood Ibrahim'

    The official said that since the show is being shot in Lonavala and the alleged incident involving the aggrieved complainant took place there, Mumbai Police have no jurisdiction in the matter. The police have advised him to approach the concerned local police station in the hill station, around 125 km from Mumbai, for redressal in the matter.

    Zubair also claimed that 'Bigg Boss' is "fully scripted" and slammed it as a "fake reality show". 

    In his complaint, Zubair said he "consumed pills to get out of the 'Bigg Boss' set". He had made an exit from the set due to his health before the eviction episode on Sunday. Salman had announced that Zubair had secured the least number of votes and was eliminated for the season.

    Before the show, Zubair Khan had earlier apparently claimed he was related to don Dawood Ibrahim's late sister Haseena Parkar, and threatened fellow contestants to not tick him off as he can be dangerous and kept repeating that he comes from Dongri.

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    (With inputs from IANS)

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