Farhan Akhtar turns down the offer of working with Akshay Kumar
After delivering patriotic films like ‘Baby’, ‘Airlift’ and ‘Rustom’ in the recent past, Akshay Kumar will be seen in an another patriotic film titled ‘Gold’. Directed by Reema Kagti, the sports period film is based on the 1948 London Olympics and states the tale of Independent India’s first gold medal win at the Olympics.
The film will be produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment and as per reports, Farhan Akhtar was also approached to play a pivotal role in the flick. The actor was asked by the director herself, but he turned the offer down, as he doesn’t want to play the second fiddle to Akshay Kumar.
A source revealed, “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.”
We wonder what the real reason is.