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Did you know Hansal Mehta was going to make ‘Sarbjit’ starring Kangana?

Did you know Hansal Mehta was going to make ‘Sarbjit’ starring Kangana?

Kangana Ranaut and Hansal Mehta

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda‘s film ‘Sarbjit’, which was directed by Omung Kumar was based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian trapped in a prison in Pakistan. The movie won accolades from all corners, upon its release. But did you know that the initial film on this subject was supposed to be made by Hansal Mehta and he wanted to cast Kangana Ranaut in the film?

When we met him for an interview promoting his upcoming film ‘Simran’, he said that he had been wanting to work with Kangana for a very long time. It was after Kangana’s ‘Fashion’ that the ace filmmaker decided to work with the actress. But for some reason they could not collaborate. Before ‘Simran’, Hansal Mehta had conceptualised two films keeping Kangana in mind. When asked what kind of films were they, he stated, “One was a human interest story, two were biopics. I was supposed to make ‘Sarabjit’ with Kangana but it didn’t happen. I went abroad and things changed overnight with somebody else directing it. I was out of the project. It is a good thing that we collaborated on ‘Simran’ because it is a very engaging and entertaining story. As a director, you have to move away from your own cocoon.”

When asked why he chose Kangana for ‘Simran’, he stated, “Without her this film wouldn’t have possible. I wouldn’t have made it with anybody else. I wanted to work with her since I saw her in ‘Fashion’. Among that generation if there is a true actor, I have been spoilt by working with stars like Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpai and others. So if I have to work with somebody, it has to be somebody with that caliber. So here’s that actor with that caliber and also has an X-Factor.”

‘Simran’ is slated to release on September 15. (Also Read: Hansal Mehta on Kangana Ranaut: I commend her for baring her soul)

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Akshay Kumar speaks up about his film ‘Gold’ clashing with Kangana’s ‘Manikarnika’

Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘PadMan’ was earlier slated to release on January 25, 2018. It was going to clash with ‘Padmaavat’, but to give a solo release to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial, Akki decided to postpone his film.

Well, ‘PadMan’ got a solo release too on February 9, 2018. While the film has done a good business, there were more expectations from it.

Akshay’s next release will be ‘Gold’ which will be hitting the screens on August 15, 2018. However, it looks like the movie won’t be getting a solo release. Reportedly, the makers of Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ are also planning to release the film on Independence Day.

❤❤ #manikarnikathequeenofjhansi #kangnaranaut

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Recently, when Akshay was asked about his movie clashing with Kangana’s film, the actor said, “I don’t believe in the word ‘clash’. There are going to be two-three movies coming together because there are 180 films and there are 52 weeks. You have to come together.”

When he was asked that in 90s there were four-five films coming together, but now even if just two films are releasing on the same day, it becomes a big deal, to which the actor said, “Earlier when business used to happen it used to continue for silver jubilee and golden jubilee, but now it is just four days of business, so that is why everybody wants to catch that three-four days.”

#KanganaRanaut #Manikarnika #QueenOfJhansi Zee Studios

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Well, we quite agree with what Akshay said. Now let’s wait and watch whether it will be Akshay vs Kangana at the box office or one of them will change their release date. (Also Read: PadMan: Men in some places aren’t allowing their wives to watch the film, says Akshay Kumar)

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Akshay Kumar has no idea about the release date of '2.0' and we wonder why

While his latest outing ‘PadMan’ continues to run at the theatres, Akshay Kumar has already began working on his next ‘Gold’. The teaser recently came out, and it is already being touted as a wonder-tale everyone should know about. (Also Read: After three collaborations Akshay Kumar and KriArj Entertainment up for a fourth one?)

However, the one film everyone is awaiting with bated breathe is Rajinikanth-starrer ‘2.0’, wherein Akshay plays the antagonist.

#2.0 #2.0thefilm #2.0themovie #akshaykumar #rajnikanth #amyjackson #upcomingmovie

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With the film having undergone a number of delays already, Akshay was recently asked if it is likely to be pushed again.

“I don’t know. That’s one movie I don’t know about,” he said.

We quite don’t know why is it so, though!

Akshay also has ‘Kesri’ in his kitty and is likely to appear in ‘Moghul’ as well, a film that narrates the story of unnatural death of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar.

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