In an interview with Mid-Day, Vikramaditya Motwane revealed that Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan were considered for AK vs AK (2020). According to Motwane, writer Avinash Sampath wrote the film keeping Aamir Khan in his mind. However, Motwane didn’t think Aamir would be interested in such a film.
The duo then approached Akshay Kumar since he also had the initials AK. Motwane revealed that Kumar almost threw them out of his office. Motwane said, “There is Akshay Kumar, who we did approach, and it was a very interesting meeting — I mean, he didn’t sort of outrightly say, ‘Get out of my office,’ but it was close enough!”
Later, Shahid Kapoor was also approached and the title would’ve been changed to AK vs SK. That didn’t work out and the role finally went to Anil Kapoor. The only constant in the script was Anurag Kashyap. Speaking about Kashyap, Motwane said, “I think he is fab. In fact, everybody on the AK set was talking about Anil Kapoor. I think Anurag, especially in the last scene, is incredible. You actually tear up when shit happens to him.”
Motwane’s recent series is called Jubilee and revolves around characters from the 1940s and 50s in the film industry. The series stars Aparshakti Khurana and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. Jubilee is streaming on Prime Video.