There was a time when Akshay Kumar worked with actresses like Ayesha Jhulka, Juhi Chawla and Shantipriya among others. The forever young actor is still very much the leading hero and is romancing young actresses of today’s generation like Vaani Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and more. The youngest kid on the block Ananya Panday will be playing the lead with Khiladi Kumar in the upcoming film ‘The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair’. 

The film will be produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and be a biopic on the late lawyer-activist C Sankaran Nair. Akshay will play the role of the late lawyer Nair while Panday will essay the role of a junior lawyer in the film. It is titled, ‘The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair’ and will be directed by debutant director Karan Singh Tyagi. This film is reportedly based on Raghu and Pushpa Palat’s book, ‘The Case That Shook the Empire’ and chronicles Nair’s battle against the British rule to expose the truth about Punjab Lieutenant Governor Michael O’Dwyer’s role in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. 

Of late Akshay has been part of many period dramas like Kesari, Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, and now  ‘The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair’.