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The director of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar explains why he turned down ‘wooden’ Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar previously stated that the makers of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander told him he was ‘crap’ and that he did not pass the film’s audition. Mansoor Khan, the film’s director, has now responded to the claim.

Akshay Kumar celebrated 30 years in the industry earlier this year. In an old interview, he stated that he was unable to pass the audition for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar because the producers thought he was ‘crap.’ Mansoor Khan, the director of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, has revealed why he did not cast Akshay in the role in a new interview.

Mansoor directed and Nasir Hussain produced the 1992 Indian sports drama film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Mamik Singh, Deepak Tijori, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda played the lead roles in the film.
“I’ll give you a screen test for the part Deepak Tijori will play,” he said. And they were not pleased. And I was bad, so they kicked me out.”

Mansoor told Bollywood Hungama in a new interview, “What Akshay has said about him being thrown out of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander surprised me.” I’m sorry I turned him down. But I’m impressed with his career. He was very wooden at the time we screen-tested him. He had a fantastic physique. But that is all. He has spoken in a derogatory and condescending manner about being rejected. After being rejected, Akshay had even called me. ‘Let’s collaborate.’ I never said he was a jerk.”

Mansoor has also directed Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Akele Hum Akele Tum, and Josh, in addition to Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. He also produced the film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na in 2008. Mansoor left the film industry at the peak of his career to become a farmer in the small town of Coonoor.

Akshay was diagnosed with Covid-19 earlier this month. He recovered and resumed promotions for his upcoming film Prithviraj on Monday.

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