Akshay Oberoi at the 2016 Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Akshay Oberoi

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the Aishwarya RaiAnil Kapoor starrer Fanney Khan and it’s completely justifiable because the two are coming together after a really long time. Do you remember how good they looked in Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai and Taal? Almost hard to believe it was a good 17 years ago. The only difference in this film is that they’re not paired together.

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.

Akshay has now come forth and rubbished these rumours saying he didn’t receive a call from the producers and would’ve loved to do the film if he was chosen for it.

Who in their right mind would ever decline a Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 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.

That’s a shame. It would’ve been so good to see a talented actor like him paired opposite Ash, don’t you think?

For the uninitiated, Fanney Khan tells the story of a struggling singer who wants to make his daughter a big name in the music world. It’s already giving us major Taal nostalgia where Ash played a singer. You too? Tell us in the comments below.