Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar says that he wants to portray police officer K. Vijay Kumar, who is credited with killing sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.
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 also shared a picture on Twitter and wrote, "Honoured to be a part of the book launch of the man whom I consider a legend,
@KVijayKumarIPS Veerappan #ChasingTheBrigand - a must read!"
With inputs from IANS.