A lot of buzz was created when it was announced the Akshay Kumar had been signed to work on the biopic of the late T-series founder Gulshan Kumar who was gunned down rather tragically by the underworld in the 2000s. However just as suddenly it was said that Akshay had decided not to be a part of it.
Was it money or was it creative issues? Why did Akshay Kumar suddenly decide to not do the Gulshan Kumar bio-pic that the music moghul’s son Bhushan Kumar is so keen to make?
There are many theories doing the rounds. But a reliable source close to the project spills the beans. “The fault lies clearly with director Subhash Kapoor who was asked to ready the script within a stipulated time. Akshay had even set aside his dates accordingly. Since Subhash and Akshay had worked together so well in Jolly LLB 2, the team at T Series was sure the results would be fruitful. But then Subhash didn’t have the script ready on time.”
When probed further on why Kapoor couldn’t complete the script, the source revealed, “It is not entirely Subhash Kapoor’s fault. The interviews with some of the people Gulshan Kumar knew closely didn’t materialize on time. Some of them said they would speak later. Others refused to meet Subhash pointblank. The reluctance of the interviewees to come on board caused a delay.Akshay likes all his films to be completed within six months.Rather than wait he opted out.”
It remains to be seen who will fit into Akshay's huge shoes.