It was earlier reported that Akshay Kumar has been approached to play the lead in Ashwin Varde’s upcoming production Suheldev. However, now the news comes in that the actor refused the offer. The film is said to be an adaptation of Amish’s novel, Legend of Suheldev.
“Ashwin flew down to Delhi in the first week of December to meet Akshay Kumar and had a detailed talk about his plans to make this film on a humongous scale. However, eventually, the actor felt that the script needed a lot of rework. After having discussions with Ashwin, he decided to take a backseat from the film as he was not on the same page with the stakeholders creatively. Apart from that, even dates were an issue as Akshay is blocked for the next 2 years and Ashwin and co were looking to start the film sometime next year, demanding over 70 days from Akshay. It was almost impossible for Akshay to accommodate the film in his jam-packed schedule,” a source was quoted as saying.
The film was first offered to Ajay Devgn, after a few meetings he also was not convinced with the offer due to reasons yet known.
Now Ashwin and his team are looking for a new actor and they are confident to rope in a big name soon.
“It’s a young character in the novel, and it was reworked keeping the age of senior actors in mind. However, now they will go back to the basics and set the original character sketch again to approach one of the gen-next superstars,” the source further added.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar has a lot of films lined up for release in the next two years.