Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ seems to be the film of the season. However, there is an interesting bit of news about Akshay Kumar’s involvement in the film.
According to a report published in DNA, Kabir Khan, the film’s director, wanted Akshay Kumar in place of Sohail Khan to play the role of Salman Khan’s brother in the film. Salman and Akshay delivered a big hit back in the day with ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’.
Kabir wanted an A-lister to play Salman’s brother and Akshay was one of the names he had in mind while scripting the film. “Instead of a real brother, I thought we should get another actor and create the chemistry on screen,” reveals the DNA report. And while he hadn’t taken a call on who should play the role, Akshay’s name was definitely being considered.
Now, Kabir seems to be happy that he cast Sohail in the film. He says,
We put Sohail through a lot of hard work, like making him sprint across the mountains of Ladakh — anybody else in his place would have said, ‘I’m out of this place’, but Sohail kept going even with his oxygen pump in hand. Sohail’s is a dignified character in the film. People will love him, I am sure.