The industry veteran will apparently be receiving between 3 and 4 crore for every episode of the sixth series of Bigg Boss.
A source told the Hindustan Times: "Salman relates to Bigg Boss because of the concept and its appeal. He appreciates the fact that the show allows people who are usually misunderstood to prove themselves in the house.
"The public too loves watching his real side and he gets a chance to meet people from all walks of life. The fact that he insisted that the show become family-oriented and air at 9 pm shows his involvement and interest in it."
It was reported in September that Khan's Dabangg 2 is expected to take up to 150 crore later this year.
Ek Tha Tiger broke all existing box office records in its first week of release in August.