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Akshay Kumar Charges More Than Rajnikanth For Robot 2.0

Akshay Kumar who plays villain in Rajnikanth's next movie 2.0 has reportedly charged more than the superstar Rajnikanth himself

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Akshay Kumar who plays a villain in Rajnikanth's next movie 2.0 has reportedly charged more than the superstar Rajnikanth himself. The news has been confirmed by Bollywood trade experts and Filmfare magazine. Akshay Kumar has charged Rs 2 crore per day for the shoot of Enthiran's sequel 2.0. Akshay has been paid a higher amount for his Tamil debut in Shankar's mega budget movie.

Robot 2 or 2.0, an upcoming Indian Science Fiction film is produced by Lyca Productions and directed by Shankar. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson and Rajnikanth. 2.0 is the most expensive film ever produced in India. A.R. Rahman has composed the music of the film. 2.0 is stated to release on Diwali this year.

Lyca Productions, the producers of Enthiran 2.0, were initially planning to cast Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger but later Akshay Kumar was finalised.

Rajnikanth's amount has not been confirmed yet but looking at his previous two films, Lingaa and Kochadhiiyaan, which did not work well at the box-office, it seems like Rajnikanth took a lower package for the film. In 2010, Rajnikant was paid Rs. 50 crore for the Tamil blockbuster. Robot was made at a budget of Rs. 200 crores while the budget off its sequel is a whopping 400 crores.

This is the first time ever that a co-star has been paid more than Rajnikanth. Rajnikanth is a legend in South Indian Film Industry, and has a very good command over the Tamil and Telugu markets. Akshay Kumar is no less a star, in fact, ranks among the highest paid actors of the Hindi Cinema. A good role in Rajnikanth's film will be tremendous boost to Akshay's brand in South India.


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