Akshaye Khanna reveals how he lost the opportunity to play Sunil Dutt in Sanju


Last year, Ranbir Kapoor resurrected his Bollywood career with his impeccable performance as Sanjay Dutt in his biopic Sanju. The film based on the actor’s life, every actor won accolades for his or her performance. However, Paresh Rawal in the role of Sunil Dutt and Vicky Kaushal as Kamli, Sanjay’s friend overshadowed all. However, Akshaye Khanna revealed in an interview with a leading daily that the part of Dutt Sr. was offered to him but he lost the opportunity.

During the interview, he said, “Rajkumar Hirani and I had a couple of meetings. In spite of innumerable ‘look tests’, I was a misfit in that character. So I missed out on working with him in the biopic. I feel sad at not being able to work in Sanju after being bestowed upon with a chance to be the part of the film. He (Raju Hirani) is such an incredible and brilliant storyteller."

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[caption id="attachment_110034" align="aligncenter" width="825"] Akshaye Khanna as Sanjay Baru in The Accidental Prime Minister[/caption]

Akshaye will be seen playing the role of Sanjaya Baru in the film The Accidental Prime Minister. Baru was the media advisor and chief spokesperson of Dr.manmohan Singh while he was the Prime Minister of the country and the film is on the book of the same name written by him. Anupam Kher essays the role of Dr.Manmohan Singh in the film which is slated to release on January 11.