Rs 90 Crore! That's The Whopping Amount Akshay Kumar is Charging for His Web Series Debut
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Akshay Kumar did raise eyebrows when he announced his web series debut with Amazon Prime's new action web series. While his contemporaries like Saif Ali Khan and Abhishek Bachchan are already a part of different contents on the web world, the Khiladi of Bollywood is only the latest name to join this coveted list. And while one may assume him to be futuristic and keen to expand his horizon, seems like he had another major factor that encouraged him to go ahead. Apparently, the Rustom actor was offered whopping Rs 90 crore for same. Akshay Kumar May Not Fear Fire, but Mrs Funnybones Aka Twinkle Khanna Can Leave Him Terrified.

As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, Akshay was paid somewhere around that exorbitant amount to be a part of this series. While no officials from the production house have revealed the sum, a source close to the project on a condition of keeping anonymous revealed that his fee was “in the  vicinity of over Rs 90 crore rupees,  if not more.” Though the actor was not really interested to enter the web zone, Amazon persuaded him relentlessly. Now, only a fool will let go of this amount, right? Kiara Advani to Be Paired Opposite Akshay Kumar in Kanchana Remake?

Akshay's decision was also inspired by his son, Aarav. It was his son who helped him decide that he should go ahead with it. The web is definitely the future of the entertainment industry and Aki is wise to step into it at the right time. Rumour mill is also buzzing with the news of Salman Khan following Akshay's lead. He too may think about venturing into web content very soon.