As he continues to promote his film PadMan relentlessly, Akshay Kumar is in talks with Ekta Kapoor to essay the role of Verghese Kurien in the film on the Amul man. Based on the book, I Too had a Dream, the film will be directed by Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Batti Gul Meter Chalu director Shree Narayan Singh. The last time around Akshay collaborated with Ekta Kapoor, he had to take a steep price cut because the film Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara did not do well and then Akshay’s market too was taking a beating in those days.
“But now, Akshay’s reigning the charts and every film of his is a safe bet. So, this time around, the price will be what Akshay will take in addition to the partnership that he will command when he signs the film on the milkman of India. We are sure that he will charge an utterly, butterly delicious price for the film,” says a well-known trade analyst.