23 July-2014, Ankur Batra/TNN: It isn’t time constraints or lack of acting skills that deters Raj Kundra from getting into Bollywood as an actor. Instead, he feels he is unaffordable and beyond anyone’s reach. He says what he makes in a month is way higher than even Salman Khan’s earnings from films.
“That’s true. And I don’t see any fun in being like him,” says Raj. Before you attribute this statement to his arrogance, Raj is quick to justify it using simple business dynamics. “I can bet Salman doesn’t earn that much…well, at least nowhere near me,” he adds. After this sudden dig at Salman, Raj maintains that becoming an actor is not viable for him, adding, “I am in for making films only because my wife has been part of this industry.” Raj is all set to produce a rib-tickler, casting for which is going to be finalized in a month.
For an actor, he vies, a lot is at stake. “Ask him (Salman) probably he can tell you better. But I am not wrong in terms of calculations,” says this businessman who recently forayed into gold and jewellery business. According to our sources, Raj has unresolved differences with Salman and that, the two don’t get along well. When we asked Raj, he chose not to comment.
‘I do a hard job everyday’ By ‘hard job’ Raj doesn’t mean sweating it out over his business model. Albeit, it’s the tag of a celeb’s husband which he feel is hard. “I love my Shilpa a lot, but if you ask me how it feels, I can tell you it’s not easy. Can’t you see I have lost so much weight by running after her everyday?” he laughs.