Farah Khan explains why Akshay Kumar couldn’t be a part of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Speaking during the MAMI Film Festival, choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan revealed some unknown facts about the Aamir Khan film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. Yes, you read it right. Akshay Kumar could have been a part of the 90s blockbuster, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (JJWS). Choreographer-turned-director, Farah Khan, while speaking at the ongoing MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai, revealed that she auditioned Akshay Kumar for the role of Shekhar Malhotra, the character ultimately played by Deepak Tijori. Apart from being an assistant director, Farah was also a part of the casting team for the iconic movie. But director Mansoor Khan didn’t find Akshay fit for the role and rejected him. Ouch!

Well, this gives us another reason to believe that success didn’t come easily to Akshay. His is the real story of rising from rags to riches. He lost many races and had to taste failure several times before reaching the position he has in the film industry today.