Akshaye Khanna reveals how he lost the chance to play Sunil Dutt in Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju

In an interview with a leading daily, Akshaye Khanna reveals how he lost the chance to play Sunil Dutt's character in Ranbir Kapoor's Sanju. The part was played by Paresh Rawal in the film.
Akshaye Khanna reveals how he lost the chance to play Sunil Dutt in Ranbir Kapoor starrer SanjuAkshaye Khanna reveals how he lost the chance to play Sunil Dutt in Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju
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Last year, Ranbir Kapoor impressed the audience and the critics with his performance as Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju. In this biopic based on Sanjay Dutt's life, every actor won praises for their respective characters. Along with Ranbir Kapoor, another actor who received a lot of appreciation is Paresh Rawal. Paresh Rawal played the role of Sanjay's father Sunil Dutt in Sanju. 

When we think of Sanju movie, we can't think of anyone as Sunil Dutt in the film except for Paresh Rawal. Such outstanding he was in the entire film. However, actor Akshaye Khanna revealed that the part to play Sanjay's father was offered to him. However, he lost the opportunity. In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Akshaye Khanna revealed how he lost the chance.

The Taal actor said, "Raj Kumar Hirani and I had a couple of meetings. In spite of innumerable ‘look tests’, I was a misfit in that character. So I missed out on working with him in the biopic."

He added, "I feel sad at not being able to work in Sanju after being bestowed upon with a chance to be the part of the film. He (Raju Hirani) is such an incredible and brilliant storyteller."

Akshaye Khanna will next be seen in the film The Accidental Prime Minister based on former Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Also starring Anupam Kher, Akshaye essays the role of the writer Sanjaya Baru who wrote the book of the same name.

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Manisha koirala was too young to play Nargis. She has romanced Akshaye Khanna.

exactly she is too young to be ranbir's mom.

but you are so young how can you play ranbir's father

Akshaye is a fairly young actor to essay that role!!!

Akshaye is too young to play Sunil Dutt

He is so different from others in the industry. Such a nice change.

I agree he was not right for the role. Paresh Rawal was perfect.

Akshay Khanna looks more like Sunil Dutt than Paresh Rawal. Paresh Rawal was just not the right choice for it, completely wrong.

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