Akshay Kumar to star in Soorarai Pottru Hindi remake
It was earlier reported that Suriya’s acclaimed film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ will be remade in Hindi. Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and Vikram Malhotra’s Abudantia Entertainment will be remaking the film with Sudha Kongara likely to wear the director’s hat once again. Though Guneet Monga, one of the producers of ‘Soorarai Pottru’, had requested a stay on the film’s remake, the issue was solved when the Madras High Court gave Suriya’s banner the clearance to go ahead with the remake.
Latest development is that the makers are in talks with Akshay Kumar to star in the Hindi remake. Reportedly, the actor has been in discussions about the project for the past few months and has now shown interest to get on board. The Hindi version has been tweaked to suit the sensibilities of the North Indian audience. An official announcement is expected to be made regarding the remake’s star cast and crew.
‘Soorarai Pottru’ is based on the real life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan. It is about the story of a common man’s journey from humble backgrounds to accomplish his dream of launching an airlines service with the aim of serving the underprivileged.
The film got directly released on Amazon Prime Video in November 2020 and found unanimous praise. With the Hindi version, the makers will be hoping to repeat the same success.