Earlier it was reported that according to sources, Akshay Kumar had adjusted a signing amount for Divya Khosla Kumar's upcoming directorial with the recently announced biopic on Gulshan Kumar's biopic, which stars AK as the music mogul.
Now, Mogul producer Bhushan Kumar (and Gulshan's son) has denied the source's allegations. “Akshay will be a part of my wife Divya’s next directorial. She has been working on her script. While Akshay has liked the structure and zone of the film, Divya wanted to work more on it. She wants to take more time to develop it to her complete satisfaction, after which they will start shooting the film,” he told Mumbai Mirror.
About casting AK in Mogul, he says, "Akshay in the role of my father was my first choice. When I took the film to him, he not only said yes immediately, but also never discussed the remuneration. Being a part of Mogul was an emotional decision for him.”