Akshay Kumar’s whopping Rs.41 crore deal with Venus Films
After much talk about Salman’s big film deal for an astronomical amount, it’s now Akshay Kumar’s turn as he recently made a Rs.41 crore deal with Venus films. The film will have the super hit combination of Akshay-Priyadarshan, the actor and director who have been successfully churning out one hit after another.
Akshay Kumar is considered one of the most bankable actors in today’s times due to the number of hit films that he has managed to give. Akshay had earlier signed a three film contract with percept Pictures. But recently in their very first film Eight by Ten directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, there were problems while shooting in Canada, hence Akki returned the signing amount for the other two films. Akki then had a bulk of free dates, and there was a bid for his dates by several companies like Zee TV, Studio 18, UTV etc. However Venus too decided to join in the bidding and after settling on an astronomical figure of Rs.41 crore and an extremely lucrative deal they got Akshay Kumar on board for their film.
Akshay’s actual remuneration is said to be around Rs.20 cores, he will also receive Rs.10 crore before the release of the film and he will make money from the distribution as he has 54 percent partnership in the negative rights of the film. Ratan Jain of Venus said “It is true that we are working with Akshay soon and we are definitely looking at huge figures.” The film will have a fresh concept this time round and will not be a south remake like most of Priyadarshan’s other films. The film is set to begin some time next year. Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan’s recent film Bhool Bhulaiyaa which was a supernatural thriller fared above average at the box-office.