Akshay Kumar is known to work on more than one film a year, and the recent buzz is the actor has signed Divya Khosla Kumar's next. The interesting part is "Khiladi" Kumar has reportedly demanded a huge amount to star in the "Sanam Re" director's movie and she has agreed to the actor's terms.
"Divya and Akshay have discussed the project, and Akshay has agreed to be a part of it for a huge price — approximately Rs. 56 crore. Divya seems to have agreed to the terms," a source told Deccan Chronicle.
Divya, wife of T-Series Chairman Bhushan Kumar, has directed films like "Yaariyan" and "Sanam Re," and also a few music videos. Both films did well at the box office and the music videos have also done good business. So, it seems the director has no problem with the amount asked by Akshay.
On the other hand, Bhushan and Divya denied the reports and called it a mere rumour. When Deccan Chronicle contacted Divya, she said: "This is news to me," while her husband Bhushan said: "It's a rumour, Divya is still writing the script."
If reports are to be believed, it will be interesting to see Akshay in Divya's film, which is mostly a full-fledged love story. Meanwhile, the "Airlift" actor is flying high with the success of his latest movie, "Housefull 3," which also starred Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon.
He will next be seen in "Rustom" and the sequel of "Robot," titled "2.0." "Rustom," directed by Tinu Desai, is a romantic thriller starring Akshay, Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta. The film is inspired by the life of navy officer KM Nanavati. It is slated to be released worldwide on Aug. 12 along with Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro." And, in "2.0," Akshay will be seen as the antagonist, sharing screen space with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.