Streaming platform Amazon Prime has proudly announced a superstar in their midst. After Saif Ali Khan wowed everyone with his act in Sacred Games on Netflix, Akshay Kumar has agreed to hop on to the digital bandwagon. Thus, he joins the growing list of actors who are lending their names to digital projects.
Apparently, his son Aarav had a big hand in Akshay’s decision. Aarav persuaded his dad to go digital. But aside from Aarav, the paycheck too may have something to do with it. Apparently, Akshay is being paid a staggering 90 crore rupees to feature in the web-series. Though no one from the production team is willing to confirm that figure, a source close to the project admitted on condition of anonymity that Akshay’s fee was “in the vicinity of 90 crore rupees, if not more.” “To begin with, Akshay was not keen to do a digital series. Amazon Prime pursued him relentlessly. They hope to get in more Bollywood superstars,” says the source.
The buzz is that Salman Khan is also on the verge of signing up with Amazon. Recently, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s show Made in Heaven, premiered on Amazon Prime and it has got amazing reviews.