Civil aviation minister Praful Patel caught Anil Kapoor's GANDHI MY FATHER at a private screening recently. The amiable minister, who has several friends in the film industry, is close to Vinod Khanna, whose son plays the leading role in the Hindi-English bilingual.
Actually, Akshaye had seen the English version but did not get a chance to watch the Hindi version of GANDHI MY FATHER. On a request from Akshaye Khanna for a trial show of the Hindi version, actor producer Anil Kapoor immediately arranged it. When Akshaye asked Anil if he could get family and some friends, Anil immediately agreed. And so, off went Akshaye's dad Vinod Khanna, Praful Patel and some others for the screening.
While on GANDHI MY FATHER, the Hindi version has a running time of 2 hours and 8 minutes. The English version is 2 minutes shorter.