Jr NTR-hosted Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu, the Telugu version of the ‘Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?’ was launched on Saturday. The pre-production activity of the upcoming fifth edition of the TV series in Telugu is in progress. As per the latest reports, Jr NTR is charging over Rs 7 crore as remuneration for the upcoming season. Close sources reveal that the show will have a run of over 60 episodes in the season.
Notably, Nagarjuna has received around Rs. 4.5 crore as remuneration for the last season of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, as per industry sources. He has hosted three seasons of the show in Telugu before Chiranjeevi succeeded him as the host. However, Chiranjeevi, who has hosted the fourth season of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, has apparently charged Rs. 9 crores, much higher than Nagarjuna and Jr NTR.
Interestingly, Jr NTR is making his TV comeback with this show after nearly four years. He was last seen hosting the debut season of Bigg Boss Telugu. In the recent interaction with the media after the launch of the first teaser, Jr NTR stated that he is considering the show as a good opportunity for him to interact with people.
He said, ” This is a new journey after Bigg Boss and a good opportunity for me to meet people, listen, learn and share their stories, struggles, and aspirations. To me, this show is not about how much money you make but how much confidence you earn. Confidence to face life is what counts. I’m looking forward to this exciting journey with all of you.”
The show is likely to hit the floors in April. Keep watching the space for more updates on Evaru Meelo Koteeswarudu.