Akshay Kumar not doing Gorkha; details inside | Bollywood

Actor Akshay Kumar, who had announced a film Gorkha, ostensibly based on the heroics of Major General Ian Cardozo in the 1971 war, has decided to back out of the project. The Aanand L Rai production was announced in October 2021 and fans have been asking the actor for an update, wondering if the project has been put on the backburner.

A source reveals that Akshay decided to walk out of the Sanjay Puran Singh directorial after questions were raised about the authenticity of the story. “Some veterans from the unit that participated in the war alongside Major General Cardozo reached out, putting major question marks on Major General Cardozo’s version of the events. The actor has utmost respect for the armed forces and does not want to associate with a story which may have a shadow of doubt,” says the source, wishing to stay anonymous.

Major General Cardozo is said to have amputated his own leg with a khukri after stepping on a landmine during the 71 war. In August last year, when asked about the film, Rai had said that they are still working on it, and it will go on floors once the script is locked.

When contacted , Askhay Kumar’s spokesperson confirmed that he is not doing the film anymore, without giving any further details.

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