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Did you know that not Akshay Kumar but THIS actor was the first choice for ‘Airlift’? – Times of India


Akshay Kumar is at the moment on a roll along with his a number of movies in the pipeline. He is busy capturing for his initiatives and in addition gearing up for their releases as theatres in Maharashtra are reopening quickly. Akshay, who’s now at all times the first choice for administrators and producers, was not approached first for the hit movie ‘Airlift’.

Recently, filmmaker Nikkhil Advani revealed that the late actor Irrfan Khan was the first choice for the movie. While talking to Film Companion, he mentioned that it was Akshay who needed to characteristic in the movie.

Nikkhil mentioned, “I once went to narrate a film to Akshay and he immediately said, ‘No this is not for me’. He asked what else I was working on. I said there is this other film that I’m not directing. A director called Raja Menon will make it, it’s based on a real story. It was Airlift. Next morning he said, why won’t you offer this to me.”

The director additional added, “I said because you’ll never do it. There’s no song, the director’s earlier film was Barah Aana… the numbers just don’t add up. Also Raja wants Irrfan for this part. He said can you please speak to him, I really want to do this.”

Irrfan Khan handed away in 2020. His premature demise shocked his followers and business colleagues.

Meanwhile, Akshay not too long ago wrapped the shoot of Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ in Delhi. He can be quickly seen in ‘Sooryavanshi’ with Katrina Kaif. Apart from this, he has ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Ram Setu’ in the kitty.


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