Akshay Kumar has joined his industry friends Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan by becoming the latest star to host a TV show.
It looks like the Punjabi actor has been lured into a record deal for a show along the lines of ‘Fear Factor’.
According to a source at Times Of India, “Akshay will be paid Rs 1.5 crore per episode, which is more than what SRK is getting for Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain?” Incidentally Sallu has been booked for Rs 89 crore for 104 episodes. So far, we�۪ve been hearing about his big film deals, now there�۪s confirmation that he may yet overtake the Khan in price.
The new series of the programme will air on the soon-to-launch Hindi entertainment channel from Viacom 18. Incidentally Akshay Kumar stars in Studio 18’s upcoming mega release ‘Singh is Kinng’, which opens up at cinemas in August.
The first season was aired on Sony Entertainment Television Asia. It was shot in the exotic locales of Kuala Lampur and Malaysia and hosted by Mukul Dev.