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10-17-2009, 01:15 PM #1
Akshay & Sonam in Kunal Kohli's next
The film in question is a romantic caper based in Rome, Kunal had been working on the script for a while when he approached Akshay for the lead role. Akshay however found some loopholes in the script and told Kunal to rework on the script. However, he didn't completely reject the offer and even mentioned Sonam's name for the female lead. Kunal was over the roof and went around town boasting of Akki being the star of his film.
A source close to the director explained, "After the dud that was Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic, no one really was interested in working with Kunal. Yash Raj too had washed their hands of him and he didn't have any big banner too support him for his next. He had earlier approached Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Shahid Kapur and Saif Ali Khan but all of them refused the film. He had even contemplated on playing the main lead himself and that's when Akshay showed some interest. But rather than keeping it hush hush he was screaming off the rooftops that he'd found the stars of his next film, that's when Akshay backed out. But you never know these stars they never really can make up their minds, who knows maybe Akshay might give it another thought."
After Blue's sinking fate, Akki might have a change of heart, pairing with Sonam, which does have a novelty. His pairing with Deepika did not work, maybe Sonam will be his lucky girl, although that idea is also too unlikely since Sonam's films have so far bombed, both with Ranbir and Abhishek- who are no longer doing any projects with her.
When StarBoxOffice contacted Kunal Kohli, he straight out denied the rumours, "It's not true as it's too soon to talk about my next film, there's still a lot of work going into it." We hope Kunal pulls his socks up soon for if Khiladi Kumar and the Masakalli girl were to be teamed up together, now that would be something indeed!