Aayush Sharma is all set to star in Antim: The Final Truth alongside Salman Khan. While the actor was recently in conversation with news daily Ayush was confused that he was apprehensive about Salman Khan featuring in the film. Aayush, who is Salman’s brother-in-law, was worried that his incorporation would ignite another nepotism debate.
Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar Antim: The Final Truth is will see Aayush Sharma playing a gangster, while Salman Khan will be seen as a police officer in the film.
Speaking with News18, Aayush said, “(At) the beginning of the process of making this film, I was anxious about the fact that he is in the film. There are going to be multiple notions about it including the fact that we are a family, he is making this film to help me in my career and also to spark another conversation on nepotism. Initially, I was against the idea of Salman bhai being a part of Antim. I didn’t want him to do the film and I told him that. In fact, I went to all the people in the family to convince him not to do it. It was also because I was doing something completely different from LoveYatri and also the other thing was with his presence, whether I’d be able to do justice to the film and match up to his hysteria.”
However, Salman was convinced that he wants to be a part of the film. “(Salman) told me, ‘Aayush you need to figure out how you do justice to your character and which is all that matters. You need to convince people why you raised your hand on me in the film.’ It was a huge challenge and I was quite apprehensive about his presence. I remember when we announced the film, there was a bit of trolling for me saying, ‘We don’t want Aayush in the film.’ When I told him, he said there are hardly 5000 tweets and if they don’t see the film, it won’t matter,” Aayush said.
Even though Aayush asked his wife and Salman’s sister Arpita Khan Sharma to convince the Dabangg star to step down. But Salman was keen on doing the film.
Meanwhile, recently in a media interaction, Salman said that he was shocked to see Aayush’s transformation: “I was shocked. There’s been a huge transformation from Loveyatri to Antim. He has worked so hard in the film. His work will be appreciated.”
Antim: The Final Truth is set to release on November 26.