By Hindustan Times
Just as he did with his angry young man roles and his bell-bottoms back in the ’70s, Amitabh Bachchan started a trend in the year 2000 that every actor wanted to emulate. The Big B was the first A-list Bollywood actor to enter the world of television in a big way with the first season of Kaun
Banega Crorepati (KBC).
Over the years, top actors made their debuts on the tube as either hosts or judges. Today, the number is a staggering 32 (actors and filmmakers). And in the last two years, more than 15 actors have jumped on to the bandwagon.
With the stars driving up TRPs, the money they’re paid has also grown exponentially. According to trade estimates, Salman Khan is the highest-paid Bollywood actor on the tube. He is rumoured to make a sweet Rs. 3.25 crore for a day’s shoot fo