This latest report has left us stunned...
We all know that every Bollywood actor is paid a different sum as fees for their work on any film. Superstars like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are mind boggling fees for each movie they do. In recent times, the actors have taken up the profit-sharing module to make some extra money at the end of the movie. However, we hear a completely new tale in the case of Jolly LLB 2.
We all know that the makers (Fox Star India) of Jolly LLB replaced Arshad Warsi with Akshay Kumar for the sequel, but little did we know the amount of money they are paying the actor. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Akshay has asked the makers to pay him on a per day basis. But what is his per day rate? The actor is charging an astronomical fee of Rs 1 crore a day. So the number of days the film takes, will give him that amount of money. Generally Akshay takes 40-45 days to complete a film, but production delays do increase the number of days. If so, he could end up being made more than Rs 50 crore for the film and hence, the producers are in a hurry to wrap schedules.
Recently, Arshad had removed his frustration about being replaced. He had said, "I am not doing it (Jolly LLB 2). Akshay is doing it. I was supposed to do it, but Fox Star Studios needed a bigger star, so they chose Akshay. It makes it easier for marketing, it makes it easier to have a hit. With me, you (the filmmakers) have to make a good film, so that is the problem. You can make money with me only if it’s a very good film. If you have a bigger star, then even if the film is not that good, you still manage to cover the money so risk factor from the producer’s point of view is less."
But Akshay was unimpressed by Arshad's statement. Talking to the media, he mentioned, "I don’t have anything to say (on Arshad’s comment). Talk to producer. It is the call (decision) of producer. I did Welcome and not Welcome Back, but I did not feel bad. It was my franchise so should I feel bad?"
Anyway, tell us what do you think about Akshay Kumar's Rs 1 crore per day charge in the comments section below!
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