"This is for all the spot boys in Blue. Please divide it among them as a Diwali bonus. Blue couldn't have happened without them," Akshay told Anthony. Says the director, "It was 2.5 lakh rupees and I quietly distributed it among the 18 spotboys of Blue. I kept quiet about it because Akshay asked me to. But now when you ask about it, I've to admit such largesse is rare in our film industry."
In a way the director is right. Who pulls out wads of currency notes in this day and age? Says Anthony, ''You've to look at it from the point of view of the spot boys who are the most neglected breed in Bollywood. No one looks their way, let alone reward their hard work. You had to see the glint in their eyes when they received Akshay's gift. I've now become a bigger fan of Akshay Kumar." Akshay now intends to hold a special screening of Blue for all the family and friends of the spot boys.