Akshay says no to Vashu Bhagnani’s FaltuOctober 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is known to be a professional when it comes to money but he surprised everyone by denying a lucrative offer from producer Vashu Bhagnani. The producer has reportedly offered the star a whopping amount of Rs 15 crore for starring in his upcoming movie titled Faltu. Bhagnani is trying by all means to revive the career of his son Jackky Bhagnani. He is following the path of veteran filmmaker Raj Kumar Kohli, who used to cast all the leading heroes in his films to boost the career of his son Armaan Kohli. Now, Vashu is following the same path.
Akshay was offered this huge amount of Rs 15 crore only to work for 10 days in Bhagnani’s Faltu, which will star his son Jacky. But Akshay has refused to accept the offer politely saying that he is in dearth of dates now.
Well, Akshay is right because he already has so many projects in hand so it would have been an impossible task for him to manage all of them at the same time. He is already working on Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan and hosting the Star Plus’ show ‘Master Chef India’.
There is buzz that initially Vashu approached Sanjay Dutt with an undisclosed amount. But Dutt had reportedly declined it because Vashu did not sign his manager Dharam Oberoi’s daughter, Neha. Then Vashu forwarded the offer to Bollywood’s ‘khiladi’ but his bad luck that Akshay also rejected it.
Remo will be directing the movie Faltu with Jacky as the leading hero. Vashu is trying to re-launch his son Jacky, whose debut film Kal Kissne Dekha was a flop last year.
Now, reports say that Vashu has deleted the character, which he wanted Sanjay or Akshay to play.
Is he thinking to cast Jacky as the lone hero now? If this is the case then Vashu is surely taking another huge risk with his money!
– Sampurn Wire