Farhan Akhtar's home generation Excel Entertainment is good to go to create Akshay Kumar starrer Gold to be coordinated by Reema Kagti. In the biopic, Akshay will be seen assuming the part of Balbir Singh, an Indian Hockey player part of the group that won gold decoration at the Olympics 1948, 1952 and 1956.
There were reports that Farhan Akhtar has been reserved into play the parallel lead in the film, however he turned down the offer. Talk has it, he is not quick to play the second fiddle in the film.
Discussing it to a well known every day, a source expressed, "Farhan has played a lead in a biopic once before (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) and he wouldn't have any desire to step far from the hero's part in this film. It could likewise be the way that he is creating the film under his Excel Entertainment flag."
After Farhan rejected the offer, the group of Gold has drawn nearer Saqib Saleem for the part. The performing artist has not affirmed the offer yet.
This is not the first run through Farhan declined to play a parallel lead. Subsequent to quitting Raees, Akhtar's part was given to Nawazuddin Siddiqui.