Is THIS the reason why Farhan Akhtar refused to act in Akshay Kumar's 'Gold'?
Farhan Akhtar refuse to act in Akshay Kumar's sports period drama 'Gold'
New Delhi: After 'Airlift' and 'Rustom', Akki has again chosen to work on a film based on a real-life incident titled 'Gold'. This sports period drama is set in the backdrop of 1948 London Olympics and narrates the story of independent India, winning its first gold medal at the Olympics.
The movie portrays the story when independent India's hockey team, led by Kishan Lal, won gold at the London Olympics in 1948.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, Farhan Akhtar who has also produced the film was to play an important role in the sports drama. However, he refused to act as he wouldn't like to play the second lead to Akshay Kumar.
A source was quoted as saying, “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.”
Directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani-Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment, this sports drama is slated to hit the big screens on August 15, 2018.