Karan Johar Praises Akshay Kumar and Reveals this about the Actor at Good Newwz Trailer Launch Event
Karan Johar has produced comedy film Good Newwz, which stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles
Karan Johar has been busy producing several films during 2019, under the banner of Dharma Productions. His latest offering is Good Newwz, starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles. At the film’s trailer launch event, Karan joked about Akshay’s high fee, saying, “Mujhe toh good news ye hota hai ki jab ek actor kam price par film karde. Sabse bada good news hota hai... aur wo good news Akshay ne mujhe aaj tak nahi aya." (“For me good news is when an actor agrees to do a film at lower fee and Akshay has never given me this good news.”)
Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan at Good Newwz trailer launch
Good Newwz is slated to release on 27th December 2019. Karan and Akshay have previously worked together on films like Brothers and Kesari. They are also currently collaborating for Rohit Shetty directorial Sooryavanshi. The filmmaker praised Akshay for experimenting with roles and scripts, and working with debutante directors.
KJo also spoke about the issue of gender pay disparity in the Hindi film industry. Speaking to the media, he said, “All of us here are for both commerce and art. None of us are here for only one. When it comes to female-led films, we have always made sure that there has never been a disparity at our end. There is now profit-share being given. There is sometimes a producer credit given to women where they have dominated or led the films." Akshay, supporting Karan’s stance about equal pay for women, said, "I have been working with Dharma and other corporates. They finalise everything and I am happy with what Karan said just now. He is absolutely right. That's the way it should be and ahead in the future too, it will be in the same way."