Following the footsteps of his superstar neighbour Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan is also gearing up for his web debut. The Bollywood Greek God has given his elusive nod to the Hindi adaptation of BBC's 2016 Television series, The Night Manager based on John le Carre's 1993 novel by the same name. Disney+Hotstar is adapting the Indian version and Hrithik has been brought on board to play the lead, essayed by Tom Hiddleston in the original.
Now, Peepingmoon.com has learned that Hrithik is being paid the whopping amount of approx 75-80 crore for what could be his digital debut on OTT. "Hrithik is a bonafide superstar with a tremendous track record at the box office and huge fan following across the globe. His web debut will enhance the streaming platform's subscription manifold in India and overseas, and also pave a way for other Bollywood stars to follow the suit. The show requires to be shot on a massive scale and Hrithik will have to accommodate much more time than what he normally spends on a film set. Aware of Hrithik's reach and his one project a time commitment, Disney+Hotstar agreed to shell out a never-before fee to get the superstar on board," said a source aware of the development.
Hrithik has apparently been seriously thinking of venting into the digital world lately and was waiting for a concept that appeals to the worldwide audience. And when Disney+Hotstar approached him for The Night Manager which is also Hrithik's favourite show everything just fell in place. The amount Hrithik is charging is believed to be the same as what Akshay Kumar is getting for Amazon Prime Video's The End. However, it's almost 10 times of Saif Ali Khan's and 14 times of Abhishek Bachchan's fee for their shows, Sacred Games (Netflix) and Breathe Into The Shadows (Amazon Prime) respectively.
Hrithik is said to have agreed in principle and awaiting the final script before signing on the dotted line. War fame Sridhar Raghavan is writing the script while the search for the right director is still on. Hrithik will be reprising the role of a luxury hotel night manager and former British soldier who is recruited by a government agent to infiltrate the inner circle of a ruthless arms dealer.