Recently, an old video of Bollywood’s action Khiladi Akshay Kumar has surfaced online. In the video, the actor gets candid about being rejected for the blockbuster Hindi film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. The actor is seen telling the story about his audition with filmmaker Mansoor Khan to film critic Mayank Shekhar. Reacting to this, Mansoor Khan has now spoken up and feels sorry.
Mansoor Khan and Akshay Kumar:
In the video, the actor said that he was rejected because the filmmaker Mansoor Khan felt like he was ‘crap’. Speaking on the incident the Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar director Mansoor Khan told this writer, “What Akshay has said about him being thrown out of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar surprised me. I am sorry I rejected him. But I am amazed at the career that he has. At the time that we screen-tested him, he was very very wooden. He had a great physique. But that’s it.”
The filmmaker believed that the actor could have been considerate about his words. Mansoor Khan said, “The way he has spoken about being rejected is very derogatory and condescending. Akshay had even called me after being rejected saying. ‘Let’s work together.’ I never said he was crap.”
Mansoor Khan also revealed, “Deepak tested for the role and I told him, ‘Deepak you are a damn good actor. But I am sorry I am going with Milind Soman for his physique.’ Akshay Kumar, I didn’t say anything to. Maybe that upset him. Eventually, when Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar became iconic he must have felt jilted. I don’t blame him.”
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