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Akshay Kumar signs another Karan Johar film

Akshay Kumar clocks 30 years in Bollywood (Times of India)

Akshay Kumar has signed another film with Karan Johar’s banner, Dharma Productions, which is based on biopic.

The actor has come on board the biopic of lawyer, C Sankaran, which is expected to go on floors early next year. After Selfie, this would be Kumar’s fourth movie. 

“Akshay had been the first choice for the film ever since the announcement was made, but he had not done the paperwork back in the day. But all the formalities are now closed, and Akshay is officially a part of this film, set against the backdrop of the Jallianwallah Baug massacre,” revealed a source.

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The movie will be helmed by Karan Tyagi, the makers have locked Ananya Panday as the female lead. “Before one tries to spin in another controversy around age gap, the two are not romantically paired in the film. In-fact, it’s the role of a mentor and protegee for Akshay and Ananya,” the source explained.

The movie is based on the novel ‘The case that shook the Empire” and will showcase C Sankaran’s fight against the British Raj to ensure that a gruesome massacre like Jallianwallah Baug is never repeated.  

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