According to a news report, Akshay Kumar is charging Rs 120 crore for his next film. The yet-to-be-titled film will be directed by Aanand L Rai.
Akshay Kumar is charging Rs 120 crore for his next film.
After featuring in the Forbes World’s Highest Paid Actors 2019 list at the fourth spot, Akshay Kumar is going to be the highest paid actor in Bollywood. According to a news report, the Good Newwz actor is charging Rs 120 crore for his next. The film is being directed by Tanu Weds Manu director Aanand L Rai.
A report in an entertainment website says that Akshay Kumar is charging a whopping Rs 120 crore for an Aanand L Rai film. According to the report, the untitled film may also star Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.
A source close to the development told the website, “Akshay Kumar is known to charge upfront fees and in today’s time, his name attracts the audience not just in the cinema hall but also gets lucrative offers from digital and satellite networks. Akshay and his team believe that the actor deserves 100 crore plus as acting fees for the goodwill that he brings to the project.”
The film is expected to go on floors in the second half of 2020. The report suggests that the announcement of Akshay doing the film will be made in the coming 2-3 weeks.
Akshay Kumar has time and again proved that he is the most bankable actor in Bollywood. All his releases in the last year are among the biggest hits of 2019. His latest release, Good Newwz, has entered Rs 200 crore recently. His other releases of the year 2019 – Kesari, Mission Mangal and Housefull 4 – earned Rs 154 crore, Rs 202 crore and Rs 194 crore, respectively.
#GoodNewwz scores double century… Flies past 200 cr mark… Has had a glorious run in #Delhi, #NCR, #Punjab, #Mumbai… Crosses *lifetime biz* of #MissionMangal… [Week 4] Fri 75 lakhs, Sat 1.40 cr, Sun 1.89 cr. Total: 201.14 cr. #India biz.
taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 20, 2020
The actor has some big releases in the coming year. He is currently working on Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, which is the fourth film in the director’s cop universe after Singham, Singham Returns and Simmba. His other upcoming releases include Laxmmi Bomb and Prithviraj.
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