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Akshay Kumar wasn’t the first choice for 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'

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Published Jun 14, 2017, 12:20 am IST
Updated Jun 14, 2017, 1:16 pm IST
Neeraj Pandey was very clear that he wanted a younger actor and Akshay would not suit the role at all.
Akshay has also been doing a lot of realistic cinema, hence would not fit the role.
 Akshay has also been doing a lot of realistic cinema, hence would not fit the role.

Did you know that Akshay Kumar was not the first choice for the film Toilet Ek Prem Katha? The producer, Neeraj Pandey was very clear that he wanted a younger actor and Akshay would not suit the role at all.

The film’s director Shree Narayan Singh too agreed with the producer, because Pandey was clear that the soon-to-be 50-year-old Akshay would look mismatched when it came to wooing a girl and getting married to her. Akshay has also been doing a lot of realistic cinema, hence would not fit the role.

 

A few younger actors were then considered in the preliminary meetings, but nothing worked. In the meantime, the scriptwriters re-wrote the film and thus adapting it to accommodate Akshay, much to the delight of the makers. In a sense, Toilet was rebuilt for Akshay to fit in and that’s what convinced Neeraj Pandey that Khiladi Kumar was indeed the right face.                    

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