Akshay Kumar has become the only Bollywood actor to be listed on prestigious ‘top-10 of Forbes’ highest-paid male actors of 2020. Despite having no theatrical release this year, Akshay made on the sixth spot with earnings of $48.5 million.


Reports reveal that a major source of income is product endorsements. The ‘Khiladi’ actor had a cop-flick ‘Sooryavanshi’ slated for release in April but got postponed due to the COVID-induced lockdown. Other projects of the actor include ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Bell Bottom’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Atrangi Re’, and ‘Hera Pheri 3’.


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Hardly ever in life does one come across a story that touches your heart so deeply and so instantly…it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career. A story that will make you laugh and it will make you cry. And it will make us realise how blessed are those who have sisters. Dedicating this film, #Rakshabandhan to my dear sister, Alka and to the most special bond in the world…that of a brother and sister. It makes me happiest that she is presenting and producing this film along with ace director Anand L Rai. Can’t thank him enough for bringing me one of the most special films of my life. ‪Directed by Aanand L Rai‬ ‪Written by  #HimanshuSharma Produced by #ColourYellowProductions @cypplofficial in association with #CapeOfGoodFilms Presented by #AlkaHiranandani & Aanand L Rai, in theatres on 5th November 2021.‬ #SirfBehneDetiHai100PercentReturn

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Apart from his Bollywood contemporaries, Akshay also beat biggies like Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hollywood stars Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and International action superstar Jackie Chan in the number game.


Meanwhile, wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gained the prime spot of the world’s highest-paid male actors for the second time in a row. Johnson earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020, Forbes said, including $23.5 million from an OTT film release. He also benefited from his fitness wear line.


2nd in the list, Ryan Reynolds, renowned as ‘Deadpool’ earned $71.5 million in total for the one-year period. Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, came in third with $58 million, followed by Ben Affleck with $55 million and Vin Diesel rounded off the top 5 spots with $54 million.

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