Salman Khan has reportedly been lured into hosting this weekend’s Filmfare Awards, replacing Shah Rukh Khan, who has been the face of Filmfares for many years.
According to DNA India, Salman is being paid Rs. 2.5 crore for the two hour event. A source said, “The anchoring of the awards functions has become tedious to do and watch. How many combinations can one watch Kapil Sharma and Manish Paul in? Salman Khan is a masterstroke. He is popular and Bigg Boss shows what a fabulous host he is.�
Sources say it was a difficult task to convince Khan to host the show, ���He was pursued relentlessly and the pay-cheque was very fat, close to 2.5 crores.”
Initially, reports emerged that King Khan would be hosting the event, along with Kapil Sharma. It now seems the two will hosting one particular segment. We’ll find out for sure tomorrow night when the event takes places.