Mogul first look: Akshay Kumar to play Gulshan Kumar in the biopic

Akshay Kumar has signed his first biopic, and will essay the role of Gulshan Kumar in Mogul.

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Akshay Kumar is on a roll. The 49-year-old actor recently wrapped up one film, has begun shooting for another and has announced this next venture. It is for the first time that he will be seen in a biopic, and Khiladi Kumar can’t be more excited. He is all set to play Gulshan Kumar in Mogul.

Music mogul Gulshan Kumar’s rags-to-riches story is the stuff of legends. His devotion to  Vaishno Devi, enterprising nature and passion for his work led to his meteoric rise. From being a household name with his devotional music to becoming the one-man music industry with T-Series, his larger-than-life story is set to get captured in a biopic titled Mogul. Produced by his wife Sudesh Kumari, the film to be directed by Subhash Kapoor, will star Akshay Kumar as the music mogul.

Akshay, who shared a special bond with Gulshan Kumar, says, “I had the good fortune of knowing Gulshanji well. My association with him started right from my first film Saugandh. We both shared many things in common and come from a similar background. And I am very excited to play him on screen.”

Gulshan Kumar’s son Bhushan Kumar added, “Mogul is not a film for me. It’s my dream come true. My father has been my guiding force all through my life and I have always felt his presence with me in everything I do. I always knew that one day I would make Mogul and share my father’s amazing story with the world. I am also extremely happy that my mother Sudesh Kumari will be producing the film. And I can think of no one better than Akshay to play him on-screen.”

Filmmaker Subhash Kapoor, who directed Akshay in Jolly LLB 2, said, “When Vikram Malhotra shared the idea of the film with me, there was a feeling of disbelief. I always told my team that the one story I would love to make a movie on was Gulshanji’s, and here I am doing just that.”

Gulshan Kumar was extremely attached to his younger daughter Tulsi Kumar, and that’s why they chose to announce the film on her birthday. The shooting of Mogul will begin by the end of 2017.

 

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