Akshay Kumar hits economy mode for Housefull

Since Akshay Kumar pays all his taxes diligently, it is safe to state that his market price is Rs. 30 crores per movie. But he's also aware of the ongoing recession around him and when his family flew into London to join him for a Sajid Nadiadwala project, Akshay insisted on paying for their air tickets.

"Sajid is an old friend. And even if he wasn't, I know exactly how difficult it is for a producer to keep the budget in check. During all the years that I've been in the industry, I've observed what a thankless task it is for producers to meet up the demands of the project and the people involved with the project."

"Producer Sajid Nadiadwala insisted it was a very small amount and part of the crew's travel expenses. But Akshay insisted. He won't burden his producer with extra expenditure at all, though he will charge his market price," a source said.

Confirming this price, a producer says: "Akshay does charge Rs. 30 crores. No doubt about it. But beyond that there are no extra costs at all. Akshay pays for the expenses that occur during shooting."

In fact, our 30-crore hero decided to economise for the same producer when they reunited for another film Housefull, in London this month.

Instead of putting up at the posh St. James Hotel, where Amitabh Bachchan and other A-listers from Bollywood stay when shooting in London, Akshay chose the far less expensive Hotel Cumberland, although the producer insisted Akshay to stay at the more expensive place.

"I always prefer to stay with the rest of the unit. It always creates a feeling of unity among the crew. In fact my wife and son have just joined me in London. They're staying at Cumberland with me," the actor reveals.

Since Akshay Kumar pays all his taxes diligently, it is safe to state that his market price is Rs. 30 crores per movie. But he's also aware of the ongoing recession around him and when his family flew into London to join him for a Sajid Nadiadwala project, Akshay insisted on paying for their air tickets.

"Sajid is an old friend. And even if he wasn't, I know exactly how difficult it is for a producer to keep the budget in check. During all the years that I've been in the industry, I've observed what a thankless task it is for producers to meet up the demands of the project and the people involved with the project."

"Producer Sajid Nadiadwala insisted it was a very small amount and part of the crew's travel expenses. But Akshay insisted. He won't burden his producer with extra expenditure at all, though he will charge his market price," a source said.

Confirming this price, a producer says: "Akshay does charge Rs. 30 crores. No doubt about it. But beyond that there are no extra costs at all. Akshay pays for the expenses that occur during shooting."

In fact, our 30-crore hero decided to economise for the same producer when they reunited for another film Housefull, in London this month.

Instead of putting up at the posh St. James Hotel, where Amitabh Bachchan and other A-listers from Bollywood stay when shooting in London, Akshay chose the far less expensive Hotel Cumberland, although the producer insisted Akshay to stay at the more expensive place.

"I always prefer to stay with the rest of the unit. It always creates a feeling of unity among the crew. In fact my wife and son have just joined me in London. They're staying at Cumberland with me," the actor reveals.

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