We had reported a few days ago that Akshay Kumar will be playing the protagonist in Late Gulshan Kumar‘s biopic Mogul and now, T-series’ head honcho Bhushan Kumar has announced that he will also be starring in his wife, Divya Khosla Kumar‘s next directorial venture.
Confirming the same Bhushan Kumar said, “To make my father’s biopic is an extremely emotional feeling for me. It’s not just a film. My father is my guiding force in life and this film is my tribute to him. Akshay playing my father was my first choice. When I took the film to Akshay, he not only said a yes immediately, but also never once discussed monies. Just like me, he too loves his father and for him being a part of Mogul is an emotional decision.”
“Akshay will also be a part of my wife Divya Khosla Kumar’s directed film. Divya has been working on her script. While Akshay has liked the structure and zone of the film, Divya still wanted more work done. She is in no hurry and given that Akshay is a superstar, she doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned to give him the best script. She wants to take more time to develop it to her complete satisfaction post which they will start shooting for the same,” he further added.
Mogul will be directed by Subhash Kapoor and is expected to go on floors towards the end of 2017.