Akshay Kumar To Work Free In Next Two Projects
Action hero Akshay Kumar has decided not to charge a single penny in his next two projects. According to reports the two films to be exempted from the stupendous fee of the actor are Priyadarshan’s ‘Khatta Meetha’ and Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’. Sources claim that the actor has taken the decision because of box office failures of his recent flicks.
Akki’s decision has facilitated his 2010 releases ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Tees Maar Khan’ to be wrapped up in a combined budget of Rs 35 crore, if sources are to be believed.
According to a source, “The cost of making ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Tees Maar Khan’ will not include the actor’s fee. It all happened when Akshay realised that his films ‘Chandni Chowk to China’, ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ and ‘Tasveer` lost money because of his individual fee as an actor, he decided to make a market correction.”
Akshay speaking his sacrifice of fat pay cheque said, “My fee for both films will be zero. If both films are hits, then my production house will stand to benefit by getting a part of the profits. If the film is average, the profit margin will automatically be reduced. However, it’s important to note here that even if the film flops, no one will lose money because the budget has been controlled. By not charging my personal remuneration as an actor, I’m making sure that these films will at least romp home with no losses.”
Oh! kind hearted Akshay, every producer would love to work with you!