Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ with Reema Kagti at the helm is produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. The movie is a biopic set in 1948 and Akshay will portray the character of Balbir Singh, in a biopic on the Olympian Indian Hockey player.
According to sources, “Farhan has played a lead in a biopic once before (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) and he wouldn’t want to step away from the protagonist’s role for this film. It could also be the fact that he is producing the film under his Excel Entertainment banner.” [ Read Also : Akshay Kumar’s Gold To Have A Fictional Take On 1948 Olympics ]
Now, Saqib Saleem has been offered the role in ‘Gold’. but Saqib has not confirmed anything as of now.. While he hasn’t given his nod yet, those close to the actor believe that he will accept it. Director Reema Kagti, wanted to rope in Farhan, but since he wasn’t keen, she had to seek other actors and Saqib was finalised. [ Read Also : Check Out What Farhan Akhtar Has To Say About Dil Chahta Hai Sequel! ]