While fans are super happy to see Mouni Roy make her debut in Bollywood with Akshay Kumar‘s Gold, rumours were abuzz that Salman Khan had recommended Mouni for the role. Mouni is quite close to Salman and was initially being considered for Dabangg 3 but Akshay and Reema Kagti (the director of Gold) locked her in for this sports drama. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani told an entertainment portal that Mouni bagged the film purely based on her talent and no one recommended her. At an event, Sidhwani clarified rumours of Mouni being recommended by ‘some one’ and said, “To be honest, no one recommended her. She is talented.It’s like taking away someone’s talent by saying that somebody recommended her.”
He adds, “She actually auditioned for that part and she gave a fantastic audition. We all, Farhan Akhtar, Reema and everyone watched the audition and we chose her. So just like all others, she was actually auditioned and after that she got the part. It was not based on recommendations.” Mouni shared a screenshot of the quote on her Insta to make it clear that she rightfully deserved the role and has worked hard for it. The Naagin actress didn’t add a caption to the Insta post but we think the message is pretty clear here. She shut rumours without even saying anything. (ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar says it’s great working with Mouni Roy In Gold)
A lot of people from the industry were earlier speculating that Mouni will make her debut with Salman’s Dabangg 3 since the two have become such good buddies and Salman sees a potential in the actress. Mouni making her debut with Akshay instead of Salman was a little surprising but hey, we’re not complaining. We’d love to watch her on the big screen! Check out Mouni’s Insta post right here.
The actress got a lot of support from her friends in the industry on this post. Even fans are congratulating the actress for her debut. We’ve already seen Mouni’s sexy retro look in the film after a few fan clubs shared inside pictures from the set. She looks gorgeous and we’re expecting to see the entire look soon. The makers already released Akshay Kumar’s first look poster on social media. Mouni is shooting for the film in London and will be back soon to start shooting for Naagin season 3.
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