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Akshay Kumar to play Dara Singh?

July 29, 2013 13:15 IST

Akshay KumarAfter Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra take to biopics on Milkha Singh and Mary Kom respectively, we may see Akshay Kumar play Dara Singh on screen.

Director Rohit Jugraj has approached Dara Singh's son Vindoo with a project, with Akshay Kumar playing the late wrestler-actor.

Apparently, Akshay -- who had wanted to play Milkha Singh -- is keen on playing Dara Singh but he needs time to build his physique.

“Rohit Jugraj has approached me to make a film on my father’s life. Akshay Kumar has been chosen to play my father but he needs to bulk up," Vindoo says. "With all these things happening (Vindoo had been arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing controversy), I did not want to embarrass Akshay by connecting with him at that time when the media was hounding me."

Now, the project will take off.

Interestingly, there is another Dara Singh biopic in the pipeline, this one is in Punjabi.

Says Vindoo, “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."

Subhash K Jha in Patna