In a turn for the books which will surprise many, it’s emerged that Akshay Kumar could be seen playing King Suheldev in a film based on a book by Amish Tripathi.
According to Box Office Worldwide, the actor has already been approached. A source revealed, “Ashwin and Akshay had a closed door meeting recently where he bounced off the idea and his vision behind the project. Akshay has loved it and has already given his verbal nod to the period saga. The dates and other modalities need to be worked out now, before Akki signs on the dotted line. If Akshay steps in for the film as the hero, he will also co-produce it. While the initial plan was to get a Gen-Y star to step in for the role, Akshay has shown his interest in the project and his presence will only add more star power to it”.
It’s touted to be a huge project, as the source continued, “The idea is to make it a visual spectacle and shoot it on a grand scale. The mega budget extravaganza will also have some of the big international stunt directors coming on board to choreograph the action sequences. The film will be shot across India and major portions will be shot indoors”.
Kumar has some interesting projects already lined up including ‘Bachchan Pandey’ and ‘Atrangi Re’.
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