05 August, 2021

Crown Prince Akki

Akshay has conquered the Bollywood throne. His latest film has grossed a net of Rs 29 crore in the first weekend. Move over, OSO.

Crown Prince Akki
Bollywood's New Kinng
  • Akshay Kumar's Singh is Kinng has made a record-breaking Rs 29 crore (net) in its first weekend, overtaking Om Shanti Om's Rs 26 crore
  • His six superhits in the last two years (among them Namastey London, Heyy Babyy) have made over Rs 600 crore gross
  • His appeal has spread from the masses to the "classes", from mofussil towns to metro multiplexes all the way to the NRI crowds
  • His five new films, including the much-awaited Chandni Chowk to China, have a combined investment of Rs 350 crore


Till yesterday you could have called Akshay Kumar Bollywood's Contender No. 1 or the King in Making. Ok, with earnings in several crores, he'd consistently figured among the country's top taxpayers, had shopped for a grand Portuguese heritage bungalow on Goa's Anjuna beach, and gained a huge and steadfastly loyal fan base as well. But few were willing to put him in the same league as the other...

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