He is easily one of the shrewdest men in the industry. He makes patriotic movies despite holding a foreign passport. He speaks about women empowerment despite being a sleazeball who frequently cheats on his wife.
But sadly be it the audiences or his wife, are ready to overlook his shortcomings. One must acknowledge the fact that he is very particular about his fitness regimen & doesn’t drink or smoke.
He was recently named one of the top earners in the world. Credit goes to his dogged determination to earn money. He is reported to have lost a lot of money gambling. He is known to bet huge sums on cricket matches. He is rumored to have paid 10cr+ to a starlet to stop her from outing him in the MeToo movement.
At a recent event to promote the movie, twice he mispronounced his co-star’s name & took the name of another co-star with whom he has worked earlier. The lady did not take it lightly & made her displeasure clear. Someone please tell this lady that unless one is a top rung actress it would be stupid to mess with the A-list male stars.
Word is that a male A-lister who stars alongside a clutch of female actors in an upcoming release only has 20 minutes of screen time but will take home Rs 81 crore. This business-savvy superstar reportedly became determined to make this movie when he discovered a recent Oscar-nominated Hollywood film with a predominantly female cast. The subject spoke to him and also tied in with his nationalist leanings. He bounced the idea off a filmmaker whom he’d recently worked with, offered to take a key supporting role (that would nevertheless be marketed like a leading role) and jumped in to co-produce the film.
With his fingers in so many pies, he made sure he got the lion’s share of the film’s profits, attracting a cast that’s a mix of credible female stars and friends happy to take the job. He shot for nine days himself; he’ll promote the movie extensively and walk away significantly richer even if the movie tanks. He’s not regarded as the shrewdest superstar for nothing.
A-lister: Akshay Kumar
Movie: Mission Mangal
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