Akshay Kumar may star in Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster 'Kaththi'


Jan 14, 2016 09:37:35 IST

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is likely to be part of the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster Kaththi . Directed by AR Murugadoss, the action drama film featured actor Vijay along with Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and others. It is the tale of Kathiresan and Jeevanantham, who are lookalikes, and focuses on the issue of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment.

Earlier, the Baby actor had said he was yet to take a call on whether he is part of the remake. When asked if he is doing the film, Akshay said in an interview, “I think so”. To a query on when the shoot of the Kaththi remake begins, he said, “We are still deciding.”

Akshay Kumar may star in Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster Kaththi

Akshay Kumar. YouTube Screengrab

The Khiladi actor has worked with Murugadoss in Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty . He will also be seen in Rustom , produced by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey. The duo has previously had hits like Baby and Special 26 . Akshay will also be a part of director Vipul Shah’s Namastey England . The film is a sequel to the 2007 hit romantic drama Namastey London, which also starred actress Katrina Kaif.

On reports that the movie has been pushed because the actor will now get busy with Robot 2 , Akshay said, “That was always going to happen mid of this year. I have no idea {about the release}. It all depends on my speed.”

Akshay will be next seen in Airlift , directed by Raja Krishna Menon. The film, which also stars Nimrat Kaur, is based on the evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war and is scheduled to release on 22 January.


Updated Date: Jan 14, 2016 09:37:35 IST