2020 saw theaters close due to the Covid pandemic. Thus, this was the year that moviegoers were treated to several movies in digital format. While some failed to attract, some of them stood out. A movie that falls into the latter category for many moviegoers is Ak against Ak. Starring Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap, it was a meta movie in which they both played exaggerated versions of themselves. The audience gave him the thumbs up for his unusual story. The performances, both by Anil and Anurag, were also appreciated. So it will come as a surprise to the readers to learn that before Anil Kapoor came on board, Aamir Khan and even Akshay Kumar were considered to play the role of the actor in Ak against Ak.
Vikramaditya Motwane Reveals Aamir Khan And Akshay Kumar Were Considered For AK vs AK; he reveals that Akshay almost kicked him out of his office after hearing the script
In a lengthy interview with Mid-Day editor Mayank Shekhar, Vikramaditya Motwane, director of Ak against Ak revealed fascinating curiosities. He said that writer Avinash Sampath wrote the film with Aamir Khan in mind. When Vikramaditya joined, he asked him to drop the idea as he felt that Aamir would never sign on to such a film.
So, Vikramaditya Motwane and Avinash Sampath approached Akshay Kumar as like Aamir Khan he too has the initials AK. Interestingly, Vikramaditya, at this point, revealed that Akshay almost kicked them out of his office after hearing the idea for the film. Vikramaditya said, “There is Akshay Kumar, who we approached, and it was a very interesting meeting; I mean, he didn’t outright say, ‘Get out of my office,’ but he was close enough!”
Later, Shahid Kapoor was approached and that’s when reports surfaced that the film is titled AK vs. SK. It didn’t work out and Anil Kapoor was finally signed. Vikramaditya stated: “For a while, I was doing it with Shahid [Kapoor], which kind of happened, and then it didn’t happen. He [actor] The AKs kept changing. He [director] AK, meaning Anurag Kashyap, was a constant. He is a fantastic actor”.
In addition, he praised Anurag’s acting talent: “I think it’s fabulous. In fact, everyone on the AK set was talking about Anil Kapoor. I think Anurag, especially in the last scene, is amazing. In fact, you cry when he happens to him.
Ak against Ak is the story of an actor and filmmaker who indulge in a public fight. As a result, the director is rejected, and to get back at him, he kidnaps the actor’s daughter, who is also an actor, and films the actor as he tries to save her child. It was released directly on Netflix on December 24, 2020.
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