Mumbai: Even the biggest of superstars at times do things uncanny to their personality to safeguard their interests. And it is Akshay Kumar’s time to do something that is quite difficult to digest. Buzz has it that the actor has negotiated his price to rejoin reality TV adventure show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 4’.
Talking to a tabloid, a source said, "Akshay was paid Rs 1.5 crore per episode for the first season which was upped in the second round. This time around, the price he quoted was too high and he refused to negotiate."
Akki, who had hosted the show’s first and second seasons, lost it out to Priyanka Chopra in the third season. Grapevine had it that Salman Khan was being considered by the channel to host the adventure show’s fourth season following the super success of ‘Bigg Boss’ season 4. Even Ajay Devgn was approached to host the show.
But, fearing he might lose the contract, Khiladi Kumar thought it was best to compromise on his price.
"Ajay was negotiating the price and terms of the contract, when the channel went and leaked it out to Akshay that they had approached Devgn. Akki immediately renegotiated his price and cut it down, so Devgn was left out while Akki came on board again."
Akshay, you are truly a Khiladi. You know how do get your work done. Very smart!