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Mahesh Manjrekar’s Hindi version of anti-education film with Akshay Kumar

MUMBAI: Wanting to do a Hindi version of his anti-education Marathi film Shikashanachya Aaicha Gho for almost a year with Salman Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar has now decided to go ahead with the project with Akshay Kumar.


Manjrekar is furious after he read of the gruesome incident of a 15-year old student stabbing his teacher in Chennai to death. Said Manjrekar in a statement, “After what that 15-year old boy did to his teacher in Chennai, I‘ve to do the Hindi version of the film fast. What are the pressures on a child that make him so allergic to school life and teachers? What could‘ve provoked that boy to stab his teacher in Chennai? My film is very relevant to the situation that school-going children face. I need Akshay to take the message of a child‘s right to exercise his career options and to be freed of peer pressure to the maximum number of people."


Kumar will to play the role of the tyrannical father who realises too late that his son‘s mind and heart are meant for cricket and not for formal education.


It may be remembered that though Khan was interested in doing the project, he was unable to do so because of date constraints.

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