You heard the correct figure here first. Salman Khan is being paid Rs 1.5 crore per episode of Bigg Boss 4. And if he's paid the same for 10 Ka Dum, he's willing to return to HOST the Third Season.

First, the facts. Salman Khan's exit from 10 Ka Dum is not final. He is being earnestly wooed back. And if he's offered what Bigg Boss has agreed to pay him -- Rs 1.5 crore per episode -- chances are Khan will return to host 10 Ka Dum after completing his 13-episode run with Colors.

Khan is being wooed by Siddharth Basu, the producer of 10 ka Dum. Says a source, "Salman is very close to Basu and his wife. They're like family. When the deal for the new season of 10 Ka Dum fell through with Sony, Basu stepped in. Now that Salman has agreed to do Bigg Boss for Rs 1.5 crore per episode, Basu has re-opened negotiations. Salman will be back on 10 Ka Dum after Bigg Boss is over."

In the meantime, here's what Bigg Boss plans to do with Salman. "Salman's role as a host will be based on the motto: 'Doston ka Dost, Dushmanon ka Dushman.' Salman won't be a mellow, detached anchor. He will get right into the problems of the contestants. And if he believes one of the contestants is wrong, usski to band bajaa dega," says a very reliable source from Bigg Boss. He continues: "Salman has been brought in because he is unpredictable and entertaining."