Akshay Kumar, who is currently awaiting the release of R Balki’s PadMan on February 9, has his hands full this year with Reema Kagti’s Gold, Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 and the recently announced Kesari. But we get to hear that the actor has decided to act in Hindi remake of South Indian film Kanchana 2. He will reprise the role of choreographer turned actor and filmmaker Raghava Lawrence.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala shared the news on his Twitter account, ”@akshaykumar to remake @offl_Lawrence – @taapsee ‘s 2015 Blockbuster #Kanchana2 in Hindi..”
With the collections of around Rs 120 Cr at the worldwide box office, Kanchana 2 was a huge hit. Apart from Lawrence, it also stars Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menon and Kovai Sarala in key roles.
This isn’t the first time that Akshay has shown interest in South films. From Gabbar Is Back to Boss to Rowdy Rathore to Holiday, he has been a part of many hit remakes. And this time, he has picked up a horror film for a remake.
Bollywood producers Prerna Arora and Arjun Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment are going to bankroll Kanchana’s Hindi remake. Raghava Lawrence himself will helm this remake. The makers are planning to start the regular shoot of the film in September and the movie will release in the first half of 2019.
Hrithik Rohan and Yami Gautam-starrer Kaabil was well-received by the audience, thereby becoming a major box-office success. It seems like the film’s success has crossed the realms of Bollywood, as it may have a Hollywood remake soon, as per media reports. The makers have reportedly been approached by 20th Century Fox for the rights of the film.
Kaabil was a riveting revenge drama about Supriya and Rohan, a visually impaired couple, whose blissful life is wrecked after the former is raped by men with political links. She commits suicide and Rohan goes on a revenge spree. The film was hard-hitting and emotionally draining, with loads of action-packed sequences amplifying the experience.
Sanjay Gupta, the director of the film, spoke to the media and confirmed that they have, indeed, been approached by Tomas Jegeus, President of Fox International Productions. However, talks are still on. “Even though the developments are too premature to talk about at this moment, it is an honour for the team,” Gupta told Mid-Day in a statement.
Gupta also revealed that Kaabil has been voted the best film released in the first half of 2016 in an online poll, and the team is rejoicing at this win. Rakesh Rohan, the producer of the film, also added that it has all the necessary elements to be made into a Hollywood film.
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