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Akshay Kumar and Ananya Panday roped in for Karan Johar’s ‘The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair’: Report – Times of India

While Karan Johar is busy shooting for his upcoming directorial, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, his production house is all set to start the groundwork for C Sankaran Nair‘s biopic.

According to a report in a news portal, Akshay Kumar and Ananya Panday have been roped in for the film. While Akshay will be seen essaying the late lawyer-activist, Ananya will be playing a feisty junior lawyer in the movie. Although the young actress is yet to sign the dotted line, reports are rife that she has been finalised for the role. If this works out, it will be the first time Akshay and Ananya will be seen teaming up for a movie.

The courtroom drama has been titled, ‘The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair’ and will be helmed by debutant director Karan Singh Tyagi, the report in MidDay stated.

Nair served as a member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council in 1915, but resigned after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. The biopic is reportedly based on Raghu and Pushpa Palat’s book, ‘The Case That Shook the Empire’. According to reports, it will chronicle the lawyer’s battle against the British Raj to uncover Punjab Lieutenant Governor Michael O’Dwyer’s role in the massacre.

The film will reportedly roll after Akshay wraps up a chunk of the ‘Soorarai Pottru’ remake.

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