- It was reported that Akshaywas the top choice to play PM Modi
- BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha also endorsed the casting of Akshay
- Akshay met PM Modi last month and briefed him about Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
A frisson of excitement rippled through the media after a source told DNA, "The kind of reach and impact that Akshay Kumar's presence will have in a story on Modi would be far-reaching and productive." Actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha endorsed the casting of Akshay to DNA, as did Chief Censor Pahlaj Nihalani.
No details of a possible film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been released.
A month ago, Akshay Kumar met PM Modi in the capital and briefed him about Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, the theme of which - sanitation - meshes with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan spearheaded by Mr Modi's government.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar's second lead role this year after Jolly LLB 2, co-stars Bhumi Pednekar and releases on August 11. Akshay, this year's National Awardee for Best Actor, is currently filming Padman, based on the inventor of a cheaper sanitary napkin.