While we all found it adorable watching the intro scene for Salman Khan in Dabanng as he bopped to the caller tune of ‘Jalwa’ from Wanted in mid fight sequence, Khiladi Kumar aka Akshay Kumar is said to be the next Wanted actor. Confused? Let me explain.
After the debacle of Saawariya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been very busy making his Guzaarish featuring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and producing Vibhu Puri’s Chenab Gandhi. However, it now seems there is a question whether Chenab Gandhi will have Sanjay’s involvement anymore because they have been reported to have part ways in March. But in the midst of all this, Sanjay is confirmed to be producing another film with Wanted director Prabhu Deva.
After initial rumors of Boney Kapoor bringing Akshay Kumar and Prabhu Deva together for a remake of Prabhu’s Telugu flick Nuvvosthante Nenuvaddantana (starring Siddharth and Trisha Krishnan) it is Bhansali who will be at the helm of this collaboration. A high placed source connected to the film, has confirmed that Bhansali as producer and also, was the one to form the collaboration of Akshay, Prabhu and himself, and adds, “He has been known for certain aesthetics of cinema and that would remain intact in this new venture as well. However, this time around the target audience would be a wider segment of masses. Bhansali wanted to expand his horizon and conceived a mega project like this.”
Prabhu Deva on his side has said he was moved by the humility of Bhansali when he met him in Chennai to discuss the project and will commence work on the film after his Tamil film Engeyum Kadhal with Ravi Mohan and Hansika Motwani. In the meantime, Akshay will be busy wrapping up Desi Boyz with Rohit Dhawan, David Dhawan’s son, as well as starting Joker and working on Break Away.