In the last few years, Akshay Kumar is the most successful actor in the film industry and since 2016 he is just giving back to back blockbusters at the box office. His last film Kesari also did good and collected around 150 crores. Now if believe to the reports, after seeing his back to back success record, Akshay has decided to hike his fees.
According to a source, "Akshay is fond of the number nine. When he was working on Rowdy Rathore, he billed the makers for Rs 27 crore. But that was in 2012. Now, Akshay demands a cool Rs 54 crore and gets it too."
"Sanjay Leela Bhansali had bankrolled Rowdy Rathore, which was directed by Prabhudheva. And when Akshay shifted the release date of Pad Man last year to get a free run for Padmaavat at the box office, he jokingly asked Bhansali to promise him a sequel. And now that the sequel is happening, the makers realise that they will need to pay him exactly double for it," added the source.
Recently, when Forbes released the list of highest-paid celebrities of 2019, Akshay Kumar was the only member from India to feature in the list. According to the magazine, Akshay Kumar earned around 65 million dollars (around Rs 444 crores) from June 2018-June 2019.
On the professional front, Akshay Kumar has many projects in his bag like Jagan Shakti's Mission Mangal, Sajid Samji's Housefull 4, Raj Mehta's Good News, Raghava Lawrence's Laxmmi Bomb, Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi, Farhan Samji's Bachchan Pandey also.
Currently, Akshay is waiting for the release of his next film Mission Mangal that is coming out on 15th August. It is based on a true story of India's maiden interplanetary mission to Mars. Even at the trailer launch, Akshay Kumar said that it is one of the best films he had in his career.