Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar are neighbours—they live in the same building—and friends. But an incident where the same role was offered to both the actors, nearly drove a wedge in their friendship,
Says a source close to both the actors, “It was really funny because that bio-pic about mathematician Anand Kumar was being offered to both Akshay and Hrithik at the same time. The film was to be jointly co-produced Phantom Films and Preeti Sinha. So MadhuMantena of Phantom was negotiating with Hrithik Roshan in one apartment while PreetiSinha would be talking about the same role to Hrithik on a different floor of the same apartment.”
The one most confused was poor Anand Kumar.
Laughs the source, “Not being used to the ways of show world he’d wonder what all this was about.Because one producer took him to meet Hrithik while the other escorted him toAkshay Kumar.”
Finally with a fall-out between the two producers, the matter was finally resolved.AndHrithik –Akshay had a good laugh over it.