Akshay Kumar is one of the highest-paid actors in India. In recent times, he has given hits after hits, where his movie are box office hits and critically acclaimed as well. Usually, big superstars believe in profit share, but Akshay does not do so. He asks for hefty pay cheques which is usually how much his satellite and digital sales earn.
In Aanand L Rai’s next ‘Atrangi Re’ with Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan, Akshay has a special role. It is an extended guest appearance but extremely pivotal to the story. A source added that Rai needed a superstar for the role to add the value. He first approached Hrithik Roshan who didn’t end up agreeing on the deal. After this, he approached Akshay who accepted the script on the basis for her fondness and respect for Rai.
Akshay will only be required for two weeks as it is not a very schedule heavy film. He is supposed to start shooting for ‘Bell Bottom’ in London from August. After this, he will shoot for ‘Atrangi Re’ and ‘Prithviraj’ back to back.
But for this role, he is going to be paid a whopping 27 crores for this 14-day schedule. He usually charges 1 crore per day for his films, he is going almost double for this one. He is known to have a fascination with the number 9, hence he decided to end up with 27 crores as it adds up to 9.