Akshay Kumar may play the role of Tantya Tope

Firoz Nadiawala and Information and Broadcasting Ministry are set to co-produce a film on Tantya Tope. The film will be directed by Vinay Shukla (of ‘Godmother’ fame).

The story is based on 1857 revolt. Besides Tatya Tope, other prominent figures like Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and Nanasaheb Peshwa (Tope’s good friend) will be part of the film’s story. The tale will be told from the point of view of Tatya Tope and his alliance with Rani Laxmibai and Nanasaheb.

Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has approached Akshay Kumar for the lead role. Akshay has shown keen interest in the role but is yet to sign on the dotted line. The word doing rounds is that Deepika Padukone has been approached for the role of Laxmibai. If all is set, then this will be Deepika’s second flick with Akshay Kumar, the first being ‘Chandni Chowk To China’.

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