Bollywood’s action hero Akshay Kumar, who will be seen playing the role of a UAE billionaire in Airlift, will not charge a penny as remuneration. Reports suggest that Akshay Kumar will instead share 80 per cent of the profit as his fees.
Confirming the same, a source close to the project said, “Akshay has many movies in hand but in Airlift he sees the potential. The film which will be made at a budget of Rs. 30 crores will be seeing a lot of growth at the box office. Hence, Akshay has decided to share the profits instead of charging fees as remuneration.”
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nikhil Advani and Vikram Malhotra, Airlift is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and it also stars Nimrat Kaur in the lead. It is slated to release on January 22, 2016.