Friends Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar were reportedly close to becoming arch rivals after they were offered the same Anand Kumar biopic movie.
A source told Deccan Chronicle, “The biopic about mathematician Anand Kumar was being offered to both Akshay and Hrithik at the same time. The film was to be jointly co-produced Phantom Films and Preeti Sinha. So Madhu Mantena of Phantom was negotiating with Hrithik in his house, while Preeti was convincing Akshay about the same role.”
The source added, “Since Anand is not used to the ways of the showbiz, he couldn’t help wondering what the confusion was about. While one producer took him to meet Hrithik, the other escorted him to Akshay’s house.”
Luckily nothing major came out of it and the two actors remain good friends.