Akbar Khan is hunting for an actress to play a single mom in his next

By Subhash K. Jha, Bollywood Hungama News Network

After his marathon epic Taj Mahal, Akbar Khan is now planning to start a quickie entitled Taxi Driver.

Says Khan who gave Smita Patil a seductively psychotic role in Haadsa four decades ago, "It's the story of a single mother with a ten-year old kid...sends out a great message against terrorism. It's a subject that's been close to my heart."

Apparently, Akbar Khan has been having trouble getting the top leading ladies for the role. Lara Dutta was a top contender for the part. But she's already playing a mother to a growing son on Shah Rukh Khan's very special request in Priyadarshan's Billoo Barber.

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