Akshay Kumar to play Dara Singh
After Farhan Akhtar portrayed the life of athlete Milkha Singh and Priyankya Chopra portrayed the life of boxer Mary Kom, next in the line is Akshay Kumar. The Actor has been approached for portraying the life of wrestler and actor Dara Singh.
Director Rohit Jugraj went to Vindoo, Dara Singh’s son, with a project. According to that project, Akshay Kumar is chosen to play the role of Dara Singh.
Vindoo confirmed the news and said, “Yes, Rohit Jugraj has approached me to make a film on my father’s life. Akshay is the one chosen to play my father in this project. However, he would need time to bulk up. Also, all these things (cricket betting scam) happened and I didn’t want to embarrass Akshay by connecting with him on this at a time when the media was hounding me.”
Vindoo was accused in spot fixing scam in IPL (Indian Premier League). He also spent close to around a fortnight in jail. Later, the charges against him were lifted.
Another biographical movie on the life of Dara Singh is also in talks. The movie is in Punjabi. Vindoo confirmed that as well. He said, “Yes, I’ve been approached by the producers of ‘Jatt & Juliet’ with a Punjabi film where they want Sangram Singh to play my dad. Let’s see which one materialises first.”
Akshay Kumar was born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 9th, 1967, in Amritsar, Punjab. Apart from being an actor, Akshay Kumar is also a producer. In 2009, he founded Hari Om Entertainment Production Company. He has also been awarded with ‘Padma Shri’ for his contribution to Indian cinema. Akshay Kumar also appeared in small screen as the host for ‘Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi’. He has also been the host of ‘Master Chef –season one’. In a number of movies, he has performed his stunts himself. He is, therefore, popularly called as the ‘Indian Jackie Chan’. The connection that Akshay has with stunts and martial arts helped him bag the lead role in biopic of Dara Singh.Dara Singh was born on 19th November 1928 and died on 12th July 2012. He was the first sportsman to be nominated as the member of Rajya Sabha. He acted in a number of movies and serials also. He also acted as a producer, director and script writer. In wrestling, his victory over King Kong and George Zybisco gave his International recognition.