By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: After Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh and Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, it could well be Akshay Kumar as Dara Singh.
Director Rohit Jugraj has approached Dara Singh’s son Vindoo with a project with Akshay Kumar playing Milka
Apparently, Akshay – who earlier wanted to play Milkha Singh – is keen to portray Dara Singh. But needs time to build his physique like the legendary wrestler.
Says Vindoo, “Yes, Rohit Jugraj has approached me to make a film on my father’s life. Akshay Kumar is the one chosen to play my father in this project. However, Akshay would need time to bulk up. Also, all these things (cricket betting scam) happened and I didn’t want to embarrass Akshay by connecting with him on this at a time when the media was hounding me.”
But now the project will take off.
Interestingly, there is another Dara Singh bio-pic in the pipeline, this one in Punjabi.
Says Vindoo, “Yes 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 materializes first.”
Farhan Akhtar starrer Bhaag Milkha Singh has been a huge success, triggering Bollywood’s fascination with sports stars.