Official : Akshay Kumar opts out of Namaste England. Director Vipul Shah confirms Akshay Kumar is not doing Namaste England in an interview for the first time.
In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, Vipul Shah rubbishes rumors of rift between him and Akshay Kumar and also denies that the reason for Akshay Kumar not doing the film is not because of his interest in doing meaningful cinema more than masala films, and that there’s a different reason for Akshay not being in this film.
“It’s preposterous to suggest that I’d replace Akshay. People need to know that we’ve been together for the past 16 years. Our relationship goes beyond doing one film,” says Vipul.
The reason Akshay won’t be seen in the movie is his busy schedule, though he and Vipul had ideated on Namastey England together. The film-maker is now progressing with the project after getting a go-ahead from Akshay on using the title.
“When I called Akshay to ask if we can use the title of the film, he said, ‘Arre Vipul yaar, what is the issue?’” This indicates he had no problem with the request made by his old friend.”
Few days back, there were rumors that Saif Ali Khan has replaced Akshay Kumar in Namaste England although that has not been officially confirmed. It will be interesting to see who replaces Akshay Kumar in the film. Official Confirmation regarding the New Cast Awaited.
Courtesy – Hindustan Times.