However, a trustworthy source at UTV laughed aloud when I called to verify the development. "That's not true! We have signed Akki for one of our forthcoming projects, but the price is nowhere close to what you've heard. And we wouldn't like to go on record to confirm the actual price," he said.
But the fact remains that Akki is the most sought-after actor in Bollywood today, in the same league as Shahrukh Khan.