‘Mogul’ poster out: Akshay Kumar to play music tycoon Gulshan Kumar in his next
Akshay Kumar is on a roll. From signing films with a social message to interesting biopics, the actor is simply unstoppable. The actor, who just kick-started shooting for wife Twinkle Khanna’s next “PadMan” has another movie up his sleeves.
He has just announced his next “Mogul” directed by his Jolly LLB 2 director Subhash Kapoor and produced by T-Series.
Akki took to Twitter and unveiled the first look of the film. The caption read , “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!”
What has been revealed to us so far is Khiladi Kumar’s silhouette with a music cassette in the background. The poster is very self-informative as it suggests the music mogul journey.
The movie is based on the life and times of Gulshan Kumar and the fact that Akki will be playing his part is damn intriguing.
For those who don’t know, Gulshan Kumar was slain mercilessly outside a temple in Andheri and the accused in the case is music composer Nadeem who was the music magnate’s rival.
In fact, this death brought Mumbai’s underworld nexus to fore and police unearthed details of how he was caught in the extortion racket.
Talking about the movie Akshay told a daily. “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”.
Director Subhash Kapoor said, “When 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.
On a related note, Akshay will also be seen in “PadMan”, “Toilet: EK Prem Katha” and “2.0”, which also stars superstar Rajnikanth. Looks like Mr. Funnybones has an eventful year ahead!