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Back in 1999, Tanuja Chandra's Sangharsh got Preity Zinta and Akshay Kumar a lot of critical acclaim and helped Akshay shrug off his wooden and non-actor image. Not many will know that it was rani mukherjee who was first considered for the role but was unable to do the film for reasons not divulged and the audience could not see the on-screen pairing of Rani and Akki. Around the same time there was a Vikram Bhatt project that once again had the proposed pairing of Akshay and Rani but even that did not materialize.
However, after a series of set-backs in the form of Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, rani mukherjee (once called the Rani of Bollywood) has expressed her desire to work with Akshay Kumar, in the hope of resurrecting her sagging career. The 'Khiladi' has been the main force behind many a new and successful heroines in Bollywood (read, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan).
For those who don't know, rani mukherjee and Twinkle Khanna (Akshay's wife) are good friends in real life. In fact, Twinkle has even done the interior decoration for Rani's newly constructed office. The Akki-Twinkle couple meet Rani quite often and Twinkle is more than willing to see the two of them work together.
So, do not be surprised if you see the never before pair of Akki-Rani, in the near future. Any producer listening?
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