The problems that plague the production and casting of Mogul, the Gulshan Kumar biopic are far from over. Having gotten rid of the tainted director Subhash Kapoor (accused of sexual assault) producer Bhushan Kumar has coaxed Aamir Khan to return to the project. But only as co-producer.
The news that Aamir would be playing Gulshan Kumar is being dismissed by sources close to the project as “premature, if not false.” “After Akshay Kumar ’s exit, Bhushan has been trying his level best to convince Aamir Khan to play Gulshan Kumar but with little luck. There are many controversial areas of Gulshan Kumar’s life that Aamir doesn’t want to get into,” says the source.
It is unlikely that Aamir will step in to play the lead in Mogul. Then the question is, who? After Akshay Kumar had unceremoniously exited the project (he even returned the signing amount) Bhushan had vowed to get a “bigger” star to play his father Gulshan Kumar. Apparently, Salman was sounded out. But he declined. Aamir’s entry into the project proved a blessing.
But so far Bhushan has been unable to convince Aamir to play the music mogul who revolutionized the soundtrack business but unfortunately met with a violent end when he was gunned down, allegedly by the underworld.
Aamir’s next release is the much-awaited Thugs of Hindostan that sees him share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. The film is set for a Diwali release on November 7.