Akshay Kumar would love to play Dara Singh
After actors Aamir Khan and Salman Khan’s films that were based on the life of Indian wrestlers, it seems that Akshay Kumar (right) is also keen on playing the role of a wrestler in a biopic.
The actor, who recently attended the launch of a book based on wrestler Dara Singh’s (above) life, was asked if he’d like to play him on the big screen.
“If Vindu (Dara Singh’s son) requests me, I would like to play the role of Dara Singh in his biopic,” Akshay said.
“To be Dara Singh you need a wrestler’s body. I have to change my body for that. I have to expand a lot more on the chest side because Dara Singh was a huge man and I have to justify him completely,” said the actor who was last seen in Rustom.
The 49-year-old also said he would need no less than two years of intense hardcore training to justify the role. “For that, I need at least two years of training to put on that kind of bulk and look like a wrestler. So if I don’t have many movies, I can do it,” added Akshay, who will next be seen in a film with actor Rajinikanth.
To be Dara Singh you need a wrestler’s body. For that, I need at least two years of training to put on that kind of bulk and look like him AKSHAY KUMAR, ACTOR