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Akshay Kumar wants to play Vijay Kumar, the police officer who killed Veerappan

Vijay Kumar headed the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force that executed Veerappan in 2004, ending the outlaw’s decades of terror on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border.

bollywood Updated: Apr 20, 2017 14:58 IST
Akshay has played cops, army officers and a naval officer in his films.
Akshay has played cops, army officers and a naval officer in his films.

After portraying the character inspired by naval officer KM Nanavati in Rustom, which won him the National Film Award, Akshay now wants to portray police officer K Vijay Kumar, who is credited with killing sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.

Vijay Kumar headed the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force that executed Veerappan in 2004, ending the outlaw’s decades of terror on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border.

On Wednesday, Akshay was present to show his support to security agencies by attending the launch of a book, Veerappan - Chasing the Brigand, in Mumbai.

Asked which role among the two he would like to play, he said: “Both Veerappan and Vijay Kumar’s characters are really interesting but I would love to play the role of Vijay Kumar because the whole planning has been done by him and how brilliantly he executed the entire operation.”

The book is a first hand account of Veerappan’s end, written by Vijay Kumar himself. The book release was attended by eminent politicians and bureaucrats among others.

Akshay was last seen in Naam Shabana in which he played a RAW agent. He has three releases lined up this year: Toilet - Ek Prem Katha, Padman and Rajanikant’s 2.O.

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