Akshay Kumar’s Gorkha is postponed, Aanand L Rai refutes rumours of fallout with actor, Read TOP developments

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai confirmed Akshay Kumar’s Gorkha has been postponed. Read details to know what triggered the filmmaker to opt for such a move.

Updated on Jan 06, 2023   |  02:20 AM IST  |  90.1K
Aanand L Rai confirmed Akshay Kumar’s Gorkha has been postponed. (Image from official Instagram handles)
Aanand L Rai confirmed Akshay Kumar’s Gorkha has been postponed. (Image from official Instagram handles)

With Republic Day around the corner, bunches of personnel from the defense forces are prepping up for the annual Republic Day parade. Nowadays, the rehearsal for the parade is going on in full swing in the national capital with enthusiasm and a spirit of patriotism. Speaking about the world of Bollywood, celebrities are also working round-the-clock to promote the concept of patriotism via their films.  

In the latest development, Akshay Kumar starrer Gorkha has been postponed. Read about the details of the film and its top developments. 

What is Gorkha’s basic plotline all about? 

Aanand L Rai’s produced ‘Gorkha’ is based on the life of war hero—Major General Ian Cardozo, who was the first war-disabled officer of the Indian Army to command a battalion and a brigade. He is an amputee due to a war injury. As of date, the fearless officer is 85 years old. 

Has Gorkha been shelved or postponed? 

Gorkha producer Aanand L Rai has confirmed that the film has been postponed due to technical reasons. In a conversation with The Indian Express, Rai said, “There are so many technical things that we need to take care of before we do the film. We also need to work on the factual details of the film. So, it will need the time it deserves. We can’t rush it.”

The filmmaker flushed rumors of having any fallout with Akshay Kumar. He clarified that if Gorkha will be made, it will be led by Akshay Kumar. Rai told The Indian Express, “If we are doing the film then Akshay will be a part of the film. If not, we’ll work on something else.” 

Earlier, a few news reports suggested that Kumar walked out of the film due to factual errors in the story.

Akshay Kumar shares his first look from Gorkha

Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, in the year 2021, shared his first look from the film. In the posters, he can be seen dressed up in a military uniform. Taking to Instagram, he captioned the picture: “Sometimes, you come across stories so inspiring that you just want to make them. #Gorkha – on the life of legendary war hero, Major General Ian Cardozo is one such film. Honored to essay the role of an icon and present this special film. Directed By – @sanjaypchauhan.” 

Is Akshay Kumar not doing Gorkha? Here is what a news report claimed a few days ago. 

Two days ago, a news report by Hindustan Times claimed that Akshay Kumar has walked out of Aanand L Rai’s film Gorkha after concerns were raised about the authenticity of the film. A source told the publication: “Some veterans from the unit that Major General Cardozo was attached with during the war reached out, putting major question marks on his version of the events. Akshay has the utmost respect for the armed forces and does not want to associate with a story that may have a shadow of a doubt.” 

Aanand L Rai on when will Gorkha go on floors: 'We will work on the script till it’s perfect.'

In an exclusive conversation with Rai last year, he talked about Gorkha and said, “Films are all about emotions. We are working on Gorkha and we will keep working on it till the time it is perfect to go on floors. Raksha Bandhan happened so quickly, but then there are some films which take time because of how we want to make them." 

The filmmaker further added that the film will go on floors once the entire script is locked and approved by all the stakeholders. "We will only make the film when we feel that we are 100 percent right with the subject and we have cracked it well."

Aanand added, "We are finding the right bound script and the process is on as we speak. That is the process we follow for all our films." 

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Aanand L Rai on Gorkha with Akshay Kumar: 'We will work on script till it's perfect'

Have Aanand L Rai collaborated with Akshay Kumar before they teamed up for Gorkha? 

Akshay Kumar and Aanand L Rai had earlier collaborated on Atrangi Re and the 2022 film Raksha Bandhan.

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