Akshay Kumar was supposed to be tour with the Bachchans for 'The
Unforgettable' tour in 2008. Akki was to be a part of the entourage
with Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh, Shiamak Davar
along with the main draw the Bachchans (Amitabh, Abhishek and
Aishwarya) for the tour.
A source close to Akshay says, “Wizcraft (producers) kept
changing the dates of the tour. Though Akshay has deep respect for
Amitabh Bachchan, and wanted to be part of the show, he couldn"t
because of date problems.
Next year, he"s starting Sajid Nadiadwala"s Kambakht
Ishq, PPC"s Eight By Ten, Vipul Shah"s Singh Is
Kinng and Rohan Sippy"s From Chandni Chowk To China
The source reveals, “People want to see a solo Akshay Kumar show
in the UK, USA and Canada. After Namastey London, Heyy
Babyy! and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Akki"s considering his
own world tour and that"s also why he turned the show down. Hritik
Roshan also dropped out for the same reason."
There was also a buzz that Akshay demanded $250,000 (approx Rs 1
crore) per show and that became the issue.
Sabbas Joseph of Wizcraft says, “There was never a money issue
with Akshay. It was basically a date problem. We couldn"t get
Akshay"s dates. The show is in July and Akshay wasn"t available
then." Amitabh adds, “Yes, Akshay Kumar has opted out of the world
tour due to date problems."