Mumbai, Aug 22: It’s undisputed and it’s confirmed! Akshay Kumar is the new king of Bollywood as he has bagged a whopping amount of Rs72 crores for a project with UTV, leaving the Khans with their mouths open and throats dry.
Creating a history in the Indian cinema, Akshay has become the only actor to be paid such a big amount for a single project.
After his flick ‘Singh Is Kinng’ broke all movie records, collecting a racking amount of Rs 90 crore in the very first week outdoing the previous highest record collection of Rs167 crore set by ‘Om Shanti Om’, Akshay is now out to break individual records.
According to sources, UTV Motion Pictures has signed Akshay Kumar for a jaw-dropping figure of Rs72 crore for a new project.
Speaking to a news daily, founder of UTV, Ram Mirchandani, said, "I can’t go into figures, but yes, I can say that we have signed Akshay Kumar for a film that will go on floors in the second half of 2009”.
Well, we are sure that the news is bound to give some sleepless nights to not only Khans but also the other emerging lads of Bollywood.