Akshay Kumar Was Allegedly Offered 32 Lakh For A Tell-All Interview Against Shilpa Shetty After Her Bigg Brother Win!
Akshay Kumar Was Once Offered A Huge Amount For An Interview Against Shilpa Shetty (Photo Credit – Wikimedia/IMDb)

Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty have an elaborate history. However, the tales of their past opened up like a Pandora’s box when the actress participated in the British reality show Bigg Brother. Shilpa was the first Indian contestant to participate in the show and emerged as the winner.

During one of the episodes of the show, it was claimed that she talked about Akshay and her relationship with him. Some tabloids even went as far as claiming that Shilpa, in some of her interviews, maintained that Akshay still flirted with him and was chasing him.

Now, just to understand the timeline of these events, all of them happened in 2007, but the claims were from old times when the actress was bittered from a break up with Akshay Kumar in the year 2000. It was then that something out of the box happened!

In 2007, after Shilpa Shetty won Celebrity Big Brother and a lot was being dug about her and Akshay Kumar in the British media, a tabloid offered Akshay Kumar a whopping 32 lakh (£40,000) for a tell-all interview about Shilpa Shetty. A source, as quoted by Mid Day via India Forums, confirmed that Akshay refused the offer despite the tabloid maintaining that Shilpa said that he was still chasing him. Akshay’s stoic silence over the issue was applauded.

Later, in a report by Mid Day, the actor said, “I have never spoken about Shilpa, and no amount of money will change that. Even if she has said anything or will say something about me in the future, I will not retaliate. A gentleman never reacts.”

It was then that the Indian tabloid asked Shilpa Shetty about the British tabloid’s offer, and the Dhadkan actress reacted, “But I must say that 40,000 is too small an offer!” She even clarified that she never talked about Akshay Kumar to British tabloids. The actress said, “I have never spoken about Akshay that way. The only time I spoke about him in the press was in an exclusive interview with Sky when they asked me about him. And all I said was that it’s an old story. It was never a big secret that we were going out, but that was eight years ago. When I was in the house (Big Brother), Akshay had cropped up in one of the conversations as everyone was intrigued about the other’s personal life.”

Shilpa Shetty even mentioned how British tabloids claimed that she met Akshay Kumar on a flight, and he flirted with her. The actress revealed then that she was cordial with Akshay and his wife, Twinkle Khanna.

Shilpa Shetty even requested the media to stop degrading her or anyone else, for that matter. She called it embarrassing and admitted that she might have surrendered and crumbled to this kind of bullying earlier, but after winning Celebrity Big Brother, she decided not to take anything with such weird claims.

Currently, Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar are happily married, and they might laugh this off over a cup of tea for sure!

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