All is not well between the bonding-for-a-blockbuster duo of actor Akshay Kumar and director Rohit Shetty who have started shooting for their first collaborative actioner Sooryavanshi.
Sooryavanshi was supposed release on Eid 2020 alongside the Salman-Alia-Sanjay Bhansali starrer Inshallah. But now on Salman’s request, Rohit Shetty has decided to prepone the release of Sooryavanshi.
While this crucial change was being negotiated between Salman and Rohit Shetty, Akshay , the leading man of Sooryavansham was nowhere in the picture..
Says a source in the know, “Akshay was not even taken into confidence before the decision to prepone Sooryavanshi was taken. It was all decided between Salman and Rohit Shetty and the announcement was made on a public platform.This has left Akshay fuming.”
This isn’t the first time that Akshay Kumar has had to move aside for a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. In 2019 Akshay voluntarily postponed his Padman for Bhansali’s Padmaavat.
“Akshay was in no mood to move this time. It was all done between Salman and Rohit Shetty,” the source informs.
Relations between Akshay and Salman Khan have always been strained. They were finally supposed to come together to co-produce Kesari along with Karan Johar. But finally, Salman opted out of that project.