"His deal in monetary terms per film is the second-highest"
It has been reported that Ajay Devgn has signed a five-film deal with Amazon Prime Video and it is believed to worth a huge amount.
The Bollywood actor is arguably going through the best phase of his career following the success of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
The historical action film grossed more than Rs. 360 crore (£37 million) worldwide and is currently the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2020.
He has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon Prime to do five films.
Bollywood Hungama reported that other platforms had been pushing for a deal before he finally signed with Amazon.
A source did not reveal what the deal was worth but said it was a huge amount, second only to Salman Khan who also has a deal with Amazon Prime.
The source said: “Ajay’s slate is promising and he was being chased by multiple giants for a deal and it’s eventually Amazon, who has bagged his slate of releases.
“His deal in monetary terms per film is the second-highest of all time after Salman Khan, who also has a deal with Amazon Prime.”
The source went on to say that his collaboration with Amazon Prime came to fruition as his current deal with Star Network is set to end after the 2021 release of Maidaan.
“The Star Network, particularly on the satellite front, made a lot of money from Ajay Devgn films, which played a significant role in pushing up his market value.
“While a digital deal has been locked and signed, he is on the verge of closing his satellite deal too with a leading channel, the details of which have been kept under wraps.”
It was revealed that Ajay’s Amazon deal will have no impact on the actor’s digital debut in the web-series Luther, which will be on Hotstar.
“Luther is in his kitty and will take off next year, irrespective of the digital deal with Amazon.”
News of Ajay Devgn’s Amazon deal comes after he announced that he will be directing and starring in the film Mayday.
In addition to that, it was reported that he would be working with Amitabh Bachchan.
Film critic Taran Adarsh announced the news and it looks to be a thriller. He said:
“Ajay Devgn to direct Amitabh Bachchan in an edge-of-the-seat human drama titled Mayday.”
He also tweeted that Ajay would be playing a pilot in the film, which begins filming in December 2020.
“Ajay is playing a pilot in the film. Remaining cast under finalisation. Produced and directed by Ajay Devgn. Starts this December in Hyderabad.”