News in trade circles is that Rajkumar Santoshi has signed Akshay Kumar to play the lead in his next film, Jise Lahore Nahin Dekhya, based on the famous play by the same name. But Santoshi dismisses this as a “nonsensical rumour”.
“Even I am not aware that I’ve signed Akshay for this film but everyone seems to know! For the record, I have not signed anyone. Right now, I’m working on four different subjects, and once I’m done with my writing work, I will decide which one I want to make first and who’ll be in it,” says Santoshi.
Before he puts down the phone, he roars once more, “I’ve not signed anyone for any of my projects and please request rumour-mongers not to do any casting on my behalf.”