It’s raining crores for Akki

Even after Akshay Kumar stalled the shoot of Tasveer due to differences with director Nagesh Kukunoor he was paid a hefty amount to resume shooting for the film.

Akshay Kumar is on a roll. If you wonder how much he is paid for a project, here is the stats. He was paid Rs 9 crore for dubbing Jumbo, produced by Percept Picture Company. Akshay will also be entitled to 50 per cent of the film’s profit.

If sources are to be believed, Akshay struck the ‘jumbo’ deal of Rs 9 crore plus 50 per cent partnership in profits only after he agreed to complete their unfinished film Tasveer (earlier titled 8 X 10). The film had come to a halt last year after there were serious differences between Akshay and director Nagesh Kukunoor.
Percept Picture Company was only too happy to know that Akshay was ready to complete the film. Moreover, going by the back-to-back hits, which Akshay has had in the last one year, Percept felt that they should give him a good deal for Jumbo. Our source said, “They (Percept) feel that Akshay deserves a high amount. He is not only a good actor with a good voice but also a crowd puller.”
Interestingly, Akshay was paid approximately Rs 60 lakh per day for the extra days that he shot for Tasveer.
Navin Shah CEO, PPC said, “We are very happy with the outcome of Tasveer. Our relationship with Akhsay is not about money alone, it is a long term partnership.”
However, we hear that even though Akshay completed Tasveer he hasn’t yet patched up with Nagesh. It may be recalled that Akshay had earlier stalled the film and refused to shoot any further when he was made to wait endlessly during the first schedule of the film in Canada. Only after strong persuasion from Percept Picture Company had he agreed to face the camera for Tasveer again.
So what is Akshay’s problem with Nagesh this time? Our source said, “Akshay’s problem with Nagesh is still the same. Earlier too, the actor wasn’t too happy with the way Nagesh’s assistant Elahe was behaving on the sets of Tasveer. He felt that Elahe was too domineering. At one point of time, Akshay demanded to know whether it was Nagesh or Elahe who was directing Tasveer.” When contacted, Elahe told Mumbai Mirror, “I don’t know if Akshay had any problems with me. He didn’t tell me about it.”
Apparently, Nagesh and Elahe are more than just good friends. Onlookers say that they are more than just work partners and she’s the one who calls the shots on the sets. Last year on October 19, we were the first to tell you that there is more to the Nagesh-Elahe relationship than just a professional association. We had also reported about Elahe’s interference while they were shooting for Tasveer.
An insider from Percept Picture Company did not deny the story, but simply said, “Elahe’s contribution and involvement in the film can be read very subjectively. While Nagesh is the creative brain, Elahe is responsible for dealing with the actors. This often makes her the villain. But that’s okay. All’s well that ends well. Much to the relief of Percept, Tasveer is now complete.”

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