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 crores 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.”