Now that the MeToo accused director Subhash Kapoor has been ousted from the bio-pic on music moghul Gulshan Kumar , Aamir Khan has decided to slip back into the project.
To go back a bit, Aamir had agreed to collaborate with Gulshan Kumar’ son BhushanKumar on a biopic on Gulshan after the first choice Akshay Kumar backed out,apparently due to scriptural differences.
However Aamir had not agreed to star in the Gulshan Kumar bio-pic, only co-produce it.
But now I hear from reliable sources that Aamir has agreed to play the titular role in the bio-pic to be titled Mogul.
According to a source, Aamir has consented to lend his support to the project after the original director Subhash Kapoor was asked to leave at Aamir’s behest as he did not wish to work with a tainted director.
However the ‘taint’ was nothing new. Cynics pointed out that the allegation againstSubhash Kapoor was two years old and very much in the public domain when Aamirhopped on.
Be as it may, Aamir is back on board and is likely to play the eponymous role….and do more.
Says a source, “Bhushan Kumar has almost convinced Aamir to play the lead. Bhushanalso wants Aamir to direct Mogul. Right now Aamir is reluctant to do so. But Bhushan can be extremely persuasive specially with the zeros on the cheque.”
If Aamir agrees to not only play the lead but also direct the Gulshan Kumar bio-pic the project is bound to become much bigger than planned. Let’s wait and watch.