Akshay pips Salman; hikes fee to Rs 40 crore!
Mumbai: Bollywood might have cracked the Rs 100 crore formula, but more than the filmmakers the people who are making hay when the sun shines are the actors of these films. According to the latest buzz, action star Akshay Kumar has become the highest paid actor in Bollywood hiking his fee to Rs 40 crore!
Believe it or not, but Akki seems to have surpassed the God of masala flicks - Salman Khan in terms of emoluments that the former has been quoting for himself for being part of any film.
After the super success of ‘Housefull 2’ followed by ‘Rowdy Rathore’, got him back in the game, the khiladi wants to make the most of his “bankable” tag. Apparently, he hiked his price to avoid mediocre films and film-makers.
Talking to daily, a source said, “He knows that not many film-makers can afford his price. The ones who can will be the top-notch ones. As of now, the actor is focusing all his energy on his home production Oh My God. He is concentrating on the home production because he is the sole investor and profit holder in that project.”
Akshay’s strategy is indicative that from now on he wants profits to be the prime focus. “Barring friends like Sajid Khan, Akshay won’t compromise on his fees,” the source added.
Akshay’s will be seen in ‘Joker’ next. The fate of the film at the Box Office would decide if Akki’s over the top demand should be entertained or not.