As per Trade Analysts, Akshay Kumar is the most bankable actor in Bollywood as of now and is even a step ahead than the Khans when it comes to raking in revenue on a regular basis at the box office. Just when the actor was done with Rustom, it was rumoured that he'll be playing the role of Bal Thackeray in his next.
During a media interaction of his film Rustom, he was asked if he would really play the role of Bal Thackeray in his next, for which Akshay Kumar quipped, "I don't know whether I suit the character first of all, whoever makes it will have to first think if I suit the character or not."
Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Dharmendra, Karishma Kapoor and Sonali Bendre share the stage with Bal Thackeray at a film event.
Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar share the stage with Bal Thackeray at an event in the 90s.
Sanjay Dutt & Sunil Dutt
Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt visit Bal Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai during the 90s.
Superstar Rajinikanth along with Bal Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai.
When asked which actor will be suitable for the role of Bal Thackeray, he was quoted as saying, "I don't know about it. Rather people should think about it, because it is not a small personality, it's a big personality that you're talking about. So I cannot answer it like this."
Bal Thackeray's grandson Rahul and his daughter-in-law Smita are currently in the process of making a biopic on the life of the late leader and it was reported that Akshay Kumar's name had cropped up for the biopic.