Bollywood Blind Item – August 2019 – 2
This actor has always been known for his epic tactics when it comes to signing films. The main one is make loads and loads of money from signing any film. Doesn’t matter if it’s a small film or a big film, he walks away with the most money.
Lately, these past few years, something else awakened in him and he started to feel the need to do more patriot films to show his love to his native country. Now, he is killing two birds with one stone! Make as much money as he can while showing off how much he loves his country of birth!
Oh, by the way, we get it now why he charges so much. All this time, we were wondering why in the world does he keep on charging a bomb when this is causing his films to bomb at the box office?! He charges this much because he has to convert the money to the currency of the country that gave him his citizenship. So when he converts the money to that, it’s probably what actors of his status are earning there in that currency.
Check out the blind item from Open Magazine by Rajeev Masand. By the way, what is the budget of this film since he charged a bomb for a small role? It’s kind of smart since if this movie becomes a big thing, he will get the praise and compliments.
Word is that a male A-lister who stars alongside a clutch of female actors in an upcoming release only has 20 minutes of screen time but will take home Rs 81 crore. This business-savvy superstar reportedly became determined to make this movie when he discovered a recent Oscar-nominated Hollywood film with a predominantly female cast.
The subject spoke to him and also tied in with his nationalist leanings. He bounced the idea off a filmmaker whom he’d recently worked with, offered to take a key supporting role (that would nevertheless be marketed like a leading role) and jumped in to co-produce the film.
With his fingers in so many pies, he made sure he got the lion’s share of the film’s profits, attracting a cast that’s a mix of credible female stars and friends happy to take the job. He shot for nine days himself; he’ll promote the movie extensively and walk away significantly richer even if the movie tanks. He’s not regarded as the shrewdest superstar for nothing.
A-Lister: Akshay Kumar
Film: Mission Mangal