Akshay Oberoi said it would have been an honour to work with actress Aishwarya Rai Bachachan and filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in ‘Fanney Khan’, but unfortunately he wasn’t finalized for the role. few reports reads that he has declined a film with Aishwarya, who once dated Akshay’s cousin and actor Vivek Anand Oberoi.
Akshay Oberoi isn’t the most memorable actor of recent times, but his short roles in Piku and Fitoor are enough the memory. He began his career with theatre, followed by two film- Isi Life Mein and Pizza. Akshay Oberoi will now be seen in the lead role in Shanker Raman’s upcoming debut, Gurgaon, a crime thriller, which released on August 4.
Contrary to reports that suggested that he has declined a film with Aishwarya, who once dated Akshay’s cousin and actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, the Gurgaon actor said in a statement: “Who in their right mind would ever decline a Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Aishwarya Rai Bachachan film? It would have been my honour to work with Aishwarya and Rakeysh Sir.
Aishwarya will star opposite a much younger actor, and it was being reported that Akshay Oberoi was the choice for the film but he turned it down. For those of you who don’t know, Akshay is Vivek Oberoi‘s cousin and it was being rumoured that Vivek’s history with Ash was the reason for him to walk away from the film.
But looks like there is no truth in these reports. In a statement issued by Akshay Oberoi, he clarified his stand on rejecting the said role. He said, “Who in their right mind would ever decline a Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Aishwarya Rai Bachachan film? It would have been my honor to work with Aishwarya and Rakeysh sir. Yes, I had auditioned for the film and even got shortlisted but unfortunately I wasn’t the one who was finalized for the role and these things happen. I would have loved to be the one to receive that final call from the producers but may be next time.”
Well, that’s really brave of the young actor to come out and clarify the rumour the rounds.
He will be soon seen in Akshat Verma’s Kaalakaandi, where he plays Saif Ali Khan’s brother.