Taapsee Pannu Gets Called 'Lady Akshay Kumar'; She Says 'Don't Compare Us Until My Paycheck Matches His'

Taapsee Pannu is currently gearing up for the release of her movie Dobaaraa which has been directed by Anurag Kashyap. During one of their promotional events, Taapsee was asked about the tag ‘lady Akshay Kumar’ that was given to her by the netizens, because she did so many movies back-to-back. The actor had a savage response and said that people should compare her to Akshay only when their paycheck starts matching.

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During a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, he read a tweet that called Taapsee ‘lady Akshay Kumar’ for doing a lot of films. Replying to the tweet, Taapsee said, “I will accept this compliment humbly if my paycheck matches his until then please don’t do that. He is the highest earning and highest tax payer and all that and mere ko itne nahi milte (I don’t get that much paid).” Director Anurag also chimed in and said, “He is the sixth richest actor in the world.” Hearing this, Taapsee said, “I am not even near that. ”

As per Forbes, Akshay Kumar has a staggering net worth of approximately Rs 500 crores ($65 million). Recently Samantha Ruth Prabhu had also jokingly taken a dig at the pay disparity between her and Akshay. During the episode of Koffee With Karan S7, Samantha said, “Your (Akshay Kumar) per day is my entire salary.”

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