MUMBAI: Anirudh Pathak’s upcoming historical drama Mughal-E-Azam is one of the most anticipated shows on Indian television right now. The series will navigate the viewers through the magnificent story of Akbar, Salim and Anarkali. tellycolors was the first to break the news of Writers Galaxy’s latest offering which is commissioned on Colors.
There were reports that television’s most desirable hunk Shaheer Sheikh is most likely to play the pivotal character of Salim in the magnum opus. Now as per latest developments, it seems that the makers have found their Akbar as well.
tellycolors reliable sources reveal that the makers have shortlisted two actors to play the prominent character of Akbar. The two actors in contention for the prestigious project are Nawab Shah and Alyy Khan.
A little birdie informs that Indian film actor Nawab Shah is most likely to bag the role. Shah is known for his impactful characters in films and television. The man, who is aging like a fine wine, was last seen in Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai and in Nagarjun-Ek Yoddha on the small screen.
On the other hand, Alyy, a Pakistani actor is the other option for the historical character. However, it seems his chances to be a part of the daily are quite bleak.
A source shares that though none of them have signed on the dotted lines, the chances of Shah are higher than Alyy. Nawab is working on his physique quite rigorously and looking at him, we can totally imagine him pulling off a character like Akbar.
Further informing, the source also mentioned that Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi fame Sheikh is also most likely to sign the show in a few days.
The makers haven’t given out any official statement yet. We tried contacting Nawab and Anirudh for their comments but didn’t get any revert till the time of filing the story.
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