Akshay Kumar is the king of box-office. His films like ‘Baby’, ‘Airlift’ and ‘Rustom‘ ruled the roost in 2016. Now with a line up of lucrative releases to hit the theaters in 2017, it seems that the actor with the Midas touch is all set to rule next year too. The man known for his love for the county will be seen in yet another film with a patriotic theme.
Akshay has signed up Reema Kagti’s sports period film ‘Gold’. It is set in the backdrop of the 1948 London Olympics and narrates the story of independent India’s first gold medal win at the Olympics. It will be produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. Rumour had it that the Rock On star was approached to play an important role in the film. But Farhan has turned down the offer as he won’t play second fiddle to Akshay Kumar.
Sources said, “Reema Kagti is keen on roping Farhan for a pivotal role, but one that’s of a parallel lead to Akshay. Farhan has apparently turned down the offer, considering his A-list image. The actor is also apprehensive about the project, since he’s played Milkha Singh in his biopic, and doesn’t want to play less important roles. One of the factors could also be that he’s producing the film.”
Akshay Kumar is at present busy with ‘Jolly LLB 2’.
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