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Akshay Kumar’s Rs 120 cr fee story is a hoax

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Jan 27, 2020, 12:56 am IST
Updated : Jan 27, 2020, 12:56 am IST

The story defies logic and accuracy on multiple levels.

Akshay Kumar
 Akshay Kumar

To all those out there who consider the written word to be sacrosanct. Next time you read about star-fees,  just laugh it off. Chances are, the numbers being quoted are completely fake.

The latest in a long line of hefty hoax salaries is the Rs 120  crore which Akshay Kumar is said to be charging for his presence in Aanand Rai’s next directorial.

The story defies logic and accuracy on multiple levels.

Firstly, Akshay Kumar is  not  confirmed  for Aanand Rai’s films  as yet.

“They are in talks. And the  negotiations haven’t yet come  to discussing   the fee as  yet.

Secondly, Akshay doesn’t charge his  fee upfront. He  takes a  part of  the overall boxoffice profits  as his fee. More  likely than not, Akshay is a producer  on all the films that he  acts in. So where  is question  of  a fee?”

As  for  the  hefty fee, a close friend  of  the Superstar laughs it off,  “This is some marketing  wizard’s idea  of boosting  a  star’s  market value. Akshay is  without  doubt the  biggest  superstar  of Hindi cinema  with four superhits in 2019 alone. So saying charges X amount or Y amount is not going to raise eyebrows. But  the fact is, no actor in India gets  the  kind of  money that is being  quoted.”

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