Mumbai, Feb 12: Known for charging an exorbitant amount and making the producers pay through their nose, high-flying Akshay Kumar has finally landed his gold studded feet back on ground after the debacle of CC2C. The hit churning machine ‘Khiladi’ Kumar’s latest flop at the BO has turned him into a humble man. And the actor has decided to let go of his fat pay cheque for a film with acclaimed director Priyadarshan.
The actor is apparently unable to come in terms with the disastrous fate of his flick CC2C at the BO. Apart from keeping miles away from his ‘unlucky’ lady charm Deepika Padukone, the actor is trying every trick in the book to get hits rolling again.
According to the latest buzz, Akshay has resolved to work with only top-notch filmmakers even if it means to work for free. The actor has assured Priyadarshan of not charging a penny for his next flick on AIDS
However denying all such claims that it was the flop or the current recession gripping B-town, that got Akshay to do a gratis, Priyadarshan said, “Recession has certainly hit Bollywood. My sequel to ‘Malaamal Weekly’ has been shelved because it’s no longer commercially viable. But a film with Akshay Kumar or Shah Rukh Khan is certainly not endangered by recession. Akshay has no cause for worry. His fee, like mine, has to vary according to the nature of the project.”
Coming to Akshay’s defence, the director stated that it was the nature of the film that made Akshay sign the film for free.
Well, looks like it’s just the right time to approach Akshay for a film for the producers might get heavy concessions at the time of recession.