Akshay Kumar is too busy for LOL: Land Of Lungi and Vicky Kaushal has an appeal among the younger audiences, feel the makers
The news about Ajith starrer Veeram slated to be remade in Hindi arrived last year. Titled LOL: Land Of Lungi, the movie was supposed to star Akshay Kumar in the lead role. The superstar however has reportedly stepped down of the project.
A report on Pinkvilla goes on to state that Akshay Kumar asked the producer of the film Sajid Nadiadwala to go ahead with another actor since he has a busy schedule ahead. The makers are thus now looking at casting Vicky Kaushalsince he has an appeal among the younger lot.
A source told the portal, “Akshay and Sajid have discussed the film and they were keen on doing it together. But now, Akshay won’t be part of the project anymore. He has already allotted his dates to a few other projects like Sooryavanshi, Laxmmi Bomb and ‘The End’. So, Akki suggested his good friend Sajid to go ahead and make LOL with someone else.”
The informer added, “Vicky met the director a few months back and expressed his interest in the film after he was given the narration. Vicky already has his date diary full with a few films he’s already signed, especially the Udham Singh biopic which will be shot over the next one year. There’s Karan Johar’s Takht too which might roll by the year end or in January 2020. So, he has worked out his dates in such a way that he can headline Land Of Lungi now.”
“Vicky is not only a great actor, but he has proved to be a huge draw with the audiences at the box office too. LOL is a space that Vicky has never been seen in. It is a complete masala action comedy and given how massy the reach would be, they plan to establish Vicky as the next common man’s hero with this film,” another source confirmed.
For the uninitiated, LOL: Land Of Lungi would be Vicky Kaushal’s first mass-entertainer movie. Apart from the film, the actor has Udham Singh biopic and Karan Johar’s Takht in his kitty. Meanwhile LOL: Land Of Lungi is touted to be directed by Housefull 4 helmer Farhad Samji.