Akshay Kumar keen on playing Dara Singh on big screen

Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 11:46 IST | IANS

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Saturday expressed his desire to play legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh if a biopic is ever made on the late icon

Akshay Kumar during the book launch of Deedara aka Dara Singh at a city hotel on Saturday. Pic/Satej Shinde
Akshay Kumar during the book launch of Deedara aka Dara Singh at a Mumbai  hotel on Saturday. Pic/Satej Shinde

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Saturday expressed his desire to play legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh if a biopic is ever made on the late icon.

At the launch of Deedara Aka Dara Singh, a book based on Dara Singh's life, written by Seema Sonik Alimchand, Akshay said: "If Vindoo (Dara Singh's son) requests me, I would like to play the role of Dara Singh in his biopic."

Akshay, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, also spoke about the kind of preparation he might have to go through to portray the role.

"Dara Singh was a huge man and I have to justify his appearance. I need at least two years to put on that kind of bulk and look like a wrestler," he said.

About the legendary wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, who passed away in 2012, Akshay said: "Once, Dara Singh saab came for an inauguration. Somehow, I managed to get three tickets and I went there with my sister and father, who was also a wrestler.

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