Endemol, which launched Bigg Boss series in India, recently approached Australian cricket sensation Brett Lee to participate in the show. Sources informed Daily Bhaskar, the producers have offered $50,000 (Rs 25 lakh) per week to the cricketer to be a part of the show for at least two weeks.
“Yes, Brett Lee has been approached to be a contestant for Bigg Boss season 5. This clearly shows his popularity in India. However, he is committed to play in Big Bash (Australia"s version of IPL) so he can"t participate in the show this year, even though he is getting a very good offer. But he assured that he will be a part of Bigg Boss season 6," said Samir Phadnis, COO, Next Level Media Communication.
According to the sources, Lee was surprised with the money he was offered. He was very much interested in being a part of Bigg Boss but couldn"t take up the offer due to his prior commitments. Brett Lee is extremely popular in India. He is considered as the ruling cricket king of our desi female hearts. Also, he is an idol for many Indian cricket fans. So naturally Lee's entry will change the face of the entire show. In fact it is believed that a part of audience who have never watched Big Boss ever in life might get pulled by Lee's entry.