‘Mogul’ First look: Akshay Kumar to play T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar

Akshay Kumar on Wednesday (March 15) announced his next project, a biopic on late Gulshan Kumar, singer and founder of music label T-Series. The film is titled ‘Mogul’ and the actor shared its first look poster while making the announcement.

"My association with Him began with my very first film. He was The Emperor Of Music! Now know His story... #Mogul, The Gulshan Kumar story!" the 49-year-old actor tweeted with the image.

The poster has the silhouette of a man’s face on a yellow background and has the like ‘the emperor of music’ written above it. It also announces the film’s release to be in 2018.  

Akshay will be reuniting with his ‘Jolly LLB 2’ director Subhash Kapoor, who will be directing ‘Mogul’. It will be produced by Sudesh Kumari.

Akshay was quoted by a leading daily as saying, "I had the good fortune of knowing Gulshanji well and had a close association with him right from my first film ‘Saugandh’. We both shared many things in common and come from a similar background. I am very excited to play him on screen."

Subhash Kapoor added, "When (producer) Vikram Malhotra shared the idea of the film with me, it was a feeling of disbelief. I always told my team that the one story I would love to make a movie on was Gulshanji’s and here I am doing just that."

Meanwhile, Akshay will be next seen opposite Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’, which is slated to release on June 2. He will make his Tamil debut with Rajinikant starrer ‘2.0’ which will hit screens on Diwali weekend. Akshay has also announced shooting for his next film ‘Padman’, which marks the debut of his wife Twinkle Khanna’s production banner Mrs. Funnybones Movies.