The Khiladi of Bollywood-Akshay Kumar is one of the busiest actors of B-Town. Known as the producer's actor, the hit-machine has 5 projects in his kitty, which includes Gold, Good News, Housefull 4, 2.0 and Kesari. But do you know, this demanding actor even faced rejection during his early days? Apparently, the Khiladi had auditioned for the role of Shekhar Malhotra in Aamir Khan starrer Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, which was finally played by Deepak Tijori. Akshay himself revealed the story to Mid-day and said, "Apna screen test diya maine, for Deepak Tijori's role. And they didn't like it. And, apparently, I was crap, so they removed me."
In 2016's MAMI festival, choreographer Farah Khan, who was also the part of casting team of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander had said that director Mansoor Khan didn't find him fit for the role of Shekhar Malhotra, so he rejected him. Well, this could have made the movie grander as we would have witnessed Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan together on the silver screen. Let's hope, we see them together soon on the big canvas.
On the professional front. Akshay Kumar is currently shooting for Kesari. For those who don’t know, Kesari is based on the Battle of Saragarhi that took place between the Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and the Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen in 1897. Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari is all set to release during Holi 2019. The actor is simultaneously promoting his upcoming venture Gold, which is set to hit the screens on August 15.
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