‘Samrat Prithviraj’, made under the banner of Yash Raj Films, proved to be a disaster. Actor Akshay Kumar had put his life in the film. Although the audience did not like Akshay Kumar in the role of Samrat Prithviraj. The film falls flat at the box office.
The film has done business of only Rs 58-59 crore even after 9 days of its release. The film could not even complete two weeks in the theatres. It is being said that the film will shrink with only Rs 65-70 crore.
Akshay Kumar’s fee is more than the film’s earnings: According to the GQ report, Akshay Kumar’s fee for the film is much more than the rest of the actors. Akshay has taken a whopping amount of 60 crores for this film. The fees of the rest of the actors are being told much less than him. Sanjay Dutt has charged 12 times less fees than Akshay Kumar. Dutt has taken Rs 5 crore to play a supporting role in this film.
Miss World Manushi Chhillar, who made her Bollywood debut with this film, has been paid only Rs 1 crore for the film. Manushi plays the role of Sanyogita in the film. Sonu Sood has taken Rs 3 crore for his role. At the same time, Manav Vij, who appeared in the negative role in this film, has taken 600 percent less fees than Akshay Kumar. He was given Rs 10 lakh for this film. To put things in perspective, Manav Vij’s fee is 600 times less than that of Akshay Kumar, who took home Rs 60 crore.
Akshay Kumar is an actor who does more than one film in a year. His film Bachchan Pandey was released before Prithviraj. Both the films are big budget, but none did well. From which it can be ascertained that the fan following of the actor is decreasing. It is being said that seeing the films flop, Akshay Kumar has decided to reduce his fees.
Remember that Akshay Kumar had announced his film ‘Bade Miyan, Chhote Miyan’ some time back. It is being told that this film was also of big budget. In which Tiger Shroff was also with him. If sources are to be believed, the shooting of this film has been stopped after two big budget films flopped.