Mumbai: Rs. 50 crore is nothing short of an insurmountable figure. And when the Khiladi of Bollywood – Akshay Kumar – comes with that tag, it offers a peek into his dangerous methods. News has it that Akshay insisted on doing his stunts for Prabhudeva’s action-dripping film ‘Rowdy Rathore’, and the filmmakers had no choice but to insure the star’s life. And the cost is a jaw-dropping 50 crore!
In conversation with a leading daily, an insider from the movie’s unit revealed: “Right at the start, when Prabhudeva narrated the script, Akshay was kicked about the raw action scenes. But everyone was worried about him doing the scenes himself, considering they were a bit dangerous. And since we all know how much he loves action, we thought of insuring him at a heavy premium even before the film started. We knew he’d insist on doing most of the stunts personally, so we’re happy nothing tragic happened during the shoot.”
The hefty insurance amount is justified by the number of stunts that Akshay’s upcoming movie has to offer its audience. Thankfully, there were no mishaps during the shoot, and the actors all came out unscathed. Now that the danger is all a matter of the past, we can look forward to Akki’s return to the industry as a Khiladi. Fingers crossed!