Akshaye Khanna

  1. Aamir Khan, Di Chahta Hai, India, 2001. Originally booked as the fun-loving Akash, Khanna was persuaded by co-star Dimple Kapadia to become the most serious of a buddy trio – after Bollywood director  Farhan Akhtar lost Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shiney Ahuja and Aamir Khan for the role.
  2. Malaika Arora, Kaante, India, 2002. Akshaye suddenly quit the film boasting Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan‘s 100th lead role.
  3. Madhaven, Teen Patti, India, 2009. Arshad Warsi, Ajay Devgan and Khanna (in that order) found their dates didn’t mesh. And so the handsome young Madhaven won his dream – co-starring with the iconic Amitabh Bachahan… and, in his Bollywood debut, Sir Ben Kinsgley.


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