I don't look like my father: Akshaye Khanna
The actor says that to portray Vinod Khanna in a biopic, he must resemble his dad, which he doesn't
Actor Akshaye Khanna says he doesn't look like his late father and actor Vinod Khanna. Asked if the Mom actor would like to essay his father's character in a biopic, Akshaye says, "To portray any real life character, you have to look like that person. I don't look anywhere close to my father. So it's not an option."
Vinod Khanna died in April after a prolonged illness at the age of 70. The actor was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in the first week of April after reportedly suffering from severe dehydration.
Asked if he wants a biopic to be made on his father, Akshaye says, "I haven't ever thought about it so I can't say. But I think biopics are very challenging as well as risky for an actor because you are portraying someone who actually existed. So, it becomes really difficult."
Akshaye, 42, feels that one must think "10 times before portraying a real life person." He will next be seen in Ittefaq, a thriller film, directed by Abhay Chopra. It is an adaptation of the 1969 film of the same name.