Despite an alleged sum of Rs 15 crore being offered to Akki, the actor refused to act in the film


Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 06, 2010)

Akshay Kumar

Producer Vashu Bhagnani went all out to resurrect his son Jackky Bhagnani’s career. Like in olden days, how Raj Kumar Kohli would cast A-list heroes in his films to add weight to his son Armaan Kohli’s vehicles, Vashu too did something similar.

Buzz is that he offered Akshay Kumar a gobsmacking Rs 15 crore (for 10 days’ work) to star in his forthcoming film, Faltu, starring his son Jackky. But Akshay is not biting the bait. In fact, he has politely turned down the offer.

This comes a bit of surprise since Akshay is known to be very professional when it comes to money. Says a source, “He told Vashu that he doesn’t have dates for the same.”

Can’t blame Akshay. We hear that the Khiladi Kumar has a lot on his plate: Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan and his television show, Master Chef India. It may be recalled that Vashu had first offered Akshay’s role to Sanjay Dutt, who too had declined it. Buzz then was that Sanjay rejected the offer (we don’t know how many crores were offered to him!) simply because Vashu didn’t cast his manager Dharam Oberoi’s daughter, Neha.

Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhangnani

Faltu, directed by Remo, is meant to relaunch Vashu’s son Jackky after the debacle of Kal Kissne Dekha last year. Now, it turns out that Vashu has completely erased the character offered to Sanju and Akshay.  Akshay, Vashu or Jackky did not respond to our calls. Guess  they thought we’re faltu.