Akshay Kumar has expressed his desire to play the role of retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar, who led the STF which was instrumental in launching ‘Operation Cocoon’ to kill forest brigand Veerappan.
K Vijay has chronicled the story of the killing of the dacoit in his book titled ‘Veerappan: Chasing The Brigand’ and Akshay, who was present at the book launch last night, said, “I would love to play him as the whole planning, and how the operation has to be conducted, was done by him.”
The book relives the various incidents that shaped Veerappan’s life from his birth in Gopinatham in 1952 to his death in 2004 in a shootout after years of police efforts.
“Veerappan – Chasing The Brigand is a book worth reading. I am so happy to be here among the real heroes. The reel hero gets an opportunity to be here with the real hero,” Akshay said.
He congratulated K Vijay for this feat and requested people to read the gripping book.