Akshay Kumar and AR Murugadoss reunite for the remake of Million Dollar Baby!
Akshay Kumar is unarguably one of the biggest superstars in Indian cinema currently. The actor has some promising projects like 2.0 and Padman awaiting release, and if reports are to be believed he has committed for yet another biggie. Akshay is set to reunite with ace filmmaker AR Murugadoss for the remake of 2004 classic Hollywood flick Million Dollar Baby.
Million Dollar Baby directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood is a sports drama that is centered around an amateur woman boxer and her trainer. Clint, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman played the lead roles in the movie which went on to become a huge success worldwide. The movie won four Oscar Awards – best film, best director, best actress and best supporting actor – that year.
When Million Dollar Baby gets a Indian version, Akshay Kumar will be reprising Clint Eastwood’s role of the trainer and Marina Kumar will be playing the role of the amateur boxer, originally essayed by Hillary Swank. This is Akshay’s second film with AR Murugadoss after Holiday, which was the remake of the director’s own blockbuster Tamil movie Thuppakki. Other details regarding the title and when the project would commence has not yet been announced.
AR Murugadoss is currently busy with the pre-production works of his upcoming movie with Thalapathy Vijay, which is slated to go on floors by January. Akshay, meanwhile, is shooting for Reema Kagti’s Gold, the biopic of Balbir Singh Sr., who was on the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948. Padman directed by R Balki will be his next to hit screens. The movie is eyeing a Republic Day release in January.