There was a time when anyone who had a bit of film-trade knowledge knew why Akshay Kumar is the smartest actor of everyone. Years later, it’s still the same; the news of him charging for more than 90 crores for his upcoming web-show The End kind of proves it. It was March 2019 when Amazon Prime announced the show in collaboration with Khiladi Kumar.
The buzz around the show faded since then, but it’s all in the news back again. It’s set in future, it’s on the similar lines of The Maze Runner & Hunger Games (which hints at a dystopian setup), and more such reports are flowing around the internet. Let’s take a look at it.
A source close to Bollywood Hungama reports, “The web series is a survival thriller set in the future, that too in an alternate timeline. It will have a dystopian setup, showing that the end of humanity is near and how Akshay Kumar’s character manages to survive and thrive amidst all the madness.”
It also adds, “There have been many such ventures made in the West like The Hunger Games franchise, District 9, I Am Legend, The Maze Runner etc. But for India, this would be a first-such series. The makers plan to leave no stone unturned and give a novel, grand and thrilling experience to the viewers. Right now, they are into pre-production and deciding the places where they can shoot in India and abroad.”
Akshay Kumar paid 90 crores for The End? Well, here’s what the same source states, “He might be paid more. After all, it’s a long-format story; it’s like shooting 2-3 films. Moreover, this web series will have tremendous reach worldwide. Taking all these factors into consideration, he’s expected to be paid a bomb, and he deserves it!”
We know every Akshay Kumar fan is waiting for this & so are we! Do you think these reports could very well be accurate? Share your thoughts.