With two back-to-back disasters –Bachchan Pandey and now Samrat Prithviraj—it is time for Akshay Kumar to do some serious career-rethink especially about his remuneration which one hears is close to 165 crore rupees.
We are talking per film.
Distributors and exhibitors are now seriously questioning not just Akshay Kumar’s but also the other so-called superstar’s monstrously inflated pay-scale.
For starters , Akshay should compensate the distributors who are reeling the under the shock of the two films.
Roshan Singh a leading exhibitor of Bihar says, “It is the right thing for Mr Akshay Kumar to do. In the South , in Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi is personally reimbursing distributors in Telangana and Andhra after the failure of his latest Telugu film Acharya. In Hindi cinema producers, exhibitors and distributors have to face the brunt of every flop.Why should we be the only ones to suffer? The decent and decorous thing for Mr Kumar to do would be to compensate distributors . Some of them have gone bankrupt after the recent flops , Bachchan Pandey and Samrat Prithiviraj being the frontbenchers.”
Suman Sinha another leading exhibitor of Bihar is fuming. “These so-called A-listers , these superstars should know their days are over.A new generation of stars like Kartik Aaryan have taken over. I doubt Akshay Kumar will even think of reimbursing distributors. These superstars have never considered anything except their own bank balance. They give a damn about cinema. Sirf lootne ke liye hain.”