Just lately, filmmaker Nikkhil Advani revealed that the late actor Irrfan Khan was the primary selection for the movie. Whereas talking to Movie Companion, he mentioned that it was Akshay who needed to characteristic within the movie.
Nikkhil mentioned, “I as soon as went to relate a movie to Akshay and he instantly mentioned, ‘No this isn’t for me’. He requested what else I used to be engaged on. I mentioned there may be this different movie that I’m not directing. A director known as Raja Menon will make it, it’s primarily based on an actual story. It was Airlift. Subsequent morning he mentioned, why gained’t you provide this to me.”
The director additional added, “I mentioned since you’ll by no means do it. There’s no track, the director’s earlier movie was Barah Aana… the numbers simply don’t add up. Additionally Raja desires Irrfan for this half. He mentioned are you able to please converse to him, I actually wish to do that.”
Irrfan Khan handed away in 2020. His premature demise shocked his followers and trade colleagues.
In the meantime, Akshay not too long ago wrapped the shoot of Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ in Delhi. He might be quickly seen in ‘Sooryavanshi’ with Katrina Kaif. Aside from this, he has ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Ram Setu’ within the kitty.