The story goes that when Nargis was signed on for the film, Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to play her brother but he pulled out due to health reasons and date problems. Akhay, who is also the film’s producer, roped in Mithun Chakraborty with whom he had recently worked in Housefull 2. But after they got Mithun on board, they realized that Nargis would not look like Mithunda’s sister.
In the film, Mithun plays the role of gangster Tatya Tukaram Tendulkar and Akki was not willing to compromise on the role of the gangster so that meant he would have to let Nargis go as she would look too sophisticated to be an earthy gangster’s sister. The makers are currently looking out for a replacement for Nargis.
In the movie, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya play Gujarati characters of Champak Lal and Mansukh and Akshay Kumar plays a Punjabi guy. Khiladi 786 goes on floors next month and will be directed by debutant Ashish R. Mohan and co-produced by Himesh Reshammiya.