Apparently, his son Aarav had a big hand in Akshay’s decision. Aarav persuaded his dad to go digital.
Amazon Prime Video has recently announced their upcoming web series called The End which is touted to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will be making his digital debut with the series and also if the reports are to be believed, the Khiladi Kumar is being paid a huge amount of Rs 90 crore to feature in the web series.
According to a Deccan Chronicle’s report, Akshay’s son Aarav persuaded his dad to go digital. Akshay’s fee is in the vicinity of Rs 90 crore, if not more, Bollywood Hungama reported. According to media reports, Salman Khan is also on the verge of signing up with Amazon.
The multi-season show is presently under development and aims to appeal to fans of the action-thriller genre worldwide. Being envisioned at a cinematic experience, the show promises to bring in the next level of the action genre.
Talking about this project, Akshay earlier said that from the very concept of the show, he is working very closely with Vikram and his team as they create this compelling and highly intriguing story. He can’t wait to start rolling for this action-adventure series that will be Amazon Original for global audiences. The digital world excited him and he is delighted to make his streaming debut with this show.
When asked what made him venture into the digital world, Akshay said that on this medium, he wants to create something extraordinary and connect with the youth.
Abundantia Entertainment will produce the upcoming action series. Earlier the production house had produced Amazon Prime Video series titled ‘Breathe’.The second season of ‘Breathe’ will mark the digital debut of Abhishek Bachchan. It is currently underway.
Akshay will be next seen in an upcoming movie titled ‘Kesari’. Produced by Karan Johar`s Dharma Productions and directed by Anurag Singh, the movie is based on the Battle of Saragarhi.
The film also stars Parineeti Chopra. ‘Kesari’ hits the theatres on 21st March, this year.
Akshay is also revisiting his comedy roots with ‘Housefull 4’, which also stars Kriti Sanon, Bobby Deol and Riteish Deshmukh in pivotal roles. He also has other movies in his kitty including ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Good News’ and ‘Sooryavanshi’.