Last year Akshay Kumar was declared the highest grossing star in Bollywood and this year too he seems all set to do the same.
Buzz is that for the latest film that the action star has signed with Reliance, Akshay will be paid a remuneration of nearly Rs50 crore for the remake of the south film Thupakki. This figure also makes him the highest paid actor in B-Town.
A source says, “The makers were keen to have Akshay on board, so they paid him whatever he asked for; approximately Rs50 crore, which is probably the highest in Bollywood.” This remuneration puts him ahead of some of his highest paid peers including Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan who are known to charge approximately around Rs30 to 40 crore apart from being co-producers, which automatically also makes them partners in profit.
Akshay Kumar has always demanded a higher fee than his peers. The actor whose birthday is on September 9 has always charged a fee that added up to number 9. Like Rs27 crore or Rs45 crore but now he has broken his own rule. Who knows 5+0 might become his favourite number. Producers, consider yourselves warned.