Akshay Kumar to plays the character of Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor to PM Narendra Modi in Neeraj Panday’s untitled
Akshay Kumar is undeniably one of the busiest actors in Bollywood right now. With as many projects in his pipeline, Akshay is filmmakers’ favorite choice and very as rightly so. It is now being said that the 51-year-old actor has been roped in for yet another project, a film based on Ajit Doval, India’s National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After collaborating with director Neeraj Panday on films like Special 26 and Baby, Akshay reunites again.
Akshay Kumar to play National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Neeraj Pandey’s next?
The quoted are said by an entertainment portal, “Neeraj will first make Chanakya with Ajay Devgn, which was announced a few months ago. Akshay also has to complete prior commitments. The team wants to lock the script before making an official announcement.”
Doval, now the National Security Advisor to PM Narendra Modi, started out with the Kerala cadre as an IPS officer in the 1968 batch. He was involved in the anti-insurgency operations in Mizoram and Punjab in the late 1960s. Later, he also participated in the release of passengers from IC-814 in Kandahar in 1999. After joining the Modi-cabinet, he was one of the top minds who strategized the surgical strike after Uri attack in 2016 and also the Balakot airstrike in February this year after the Pulwama attack.
Doval served as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau in 2004–05. He also spent a decade as the head of the operation wing of the Intelligence Bureau. In 1988, when he was still an IPS officer, he was conferred with Kirti Chakra by the Indian government, one of the highest gallantry awards in the country and also a rare honor for an IPS officer.
Moreover, actor Paresh Rawal has already played the character based on Ajit Doval in Aditya Dhar’s successful film Uri: The Surgical Strike that featured Vicky Kaushal in the lead.