Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Anil pulls Akshaye's leg

Not many people know that Akshaye Khanna had initially turned down the offer to act in Anil Kapoor’s film Gandhi My Father .

The two actors had already been friends since they worked together in Subhash Ghai’s movie Taal . So when Anil decided to approach Akshaye for his home production ‘Gandhi My Father’, he decided to pull a fast one on Akshaye.

He sent director Feroz Abbas Khan to Akshaye’s place with the film’s script. After Akshaye had gone through the script, Anil called Akshaye and told him that he wanted him to play Gandhi in the film.

Akshaye was shocked to hear what Anil said.

“I immediately walked to the mirror and checked my face, wondering what Anil saw in me to ask me to play Gandhi,” says Akshaye.

Thereafter, Akshaye decided to ignore Anil because he did not want to play the role of Gandhi. Anil called him repeatedly but Akshaye ignored his calls.

It was then Anil sent Akshaye a SMS that he wanted him to play Harilal Gandhi, the eldest son of Mahatma Gandhi.

Obviously interested in the role, Akshaye then set a meeting with Anil. When the two met, they had a hearty laugh together.

‘Gandhi My Father’ is based on the story of turbulent relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son Harilal.


Anonymous said...

That's really funny...Akshaye Khanna to play Gandhi's role! That's really a funny joke played by the gentleman Anil Kapoor to littleman Akshaye Khanna! They both look like trustworthy friends!

Whether Akshaye Khanna has to play Gandhi, the Father or Harilal, the Son...he would do full justice to both of these roles! After all, Akshaye Khanna is an incredible actor!

Anonymous said...

Akshaye Khanna thought that he was offerred Gandhi's role? ;)

But, I think that Akshaye Khanna is capable to enact any role! He can play Gandhi's role and Harilal's role too. He is very talented to play both these characters!

Like Anil Kapoor recently said that Akshaye Khanna does not know his own goodness ...that is, he is capable to play Gandhi (the father) too such like he believes that he can play Harilal's role!

Akshaye Khanna is too good to play any different character onscreen! He just has to work harder than Hrithik Roshan! If he does, then he can surpass the power of Hrithik Roshan!