Late actor Vinod Khanna’s sons, Akshaye and Rahul, have several films to their credit. However, Khanna’s youngest son, Sakshi, 26, hasn’t been lucky with his debut. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had zeroed in on a script that would launch Sakshi, but the film hasn’t managed to take off.
A source says, “Sakshi was assistant director on Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani (2015). He has been debut-ready since last February, when the film was supposed to roll. Casting director Mukesh Chhabra was to direct the romantic musical, but Bhansali is taking his time to decide if he wishes to bank on two newcomers. Since it’s an expensive project, the filmmaker wants to take his time.”
There is news that the script could undergo an overhaul. Meanwhile, rumours are rife that restless with the delay, Sakshi has approached another production bigwig for his Bollywood break. “He has done a screen test for Dharma Productions,” the source tells mid-day.
Both Sakshi and the production house remained unavailable for comment.