Ikka: Akshay Kumar to star in Kaththi remake
Akshay Kumar is doing a fine job in finding a balance between mass masala films and content oriented ones. After a string of movies based on real life incidents or personalities, the actor is now back to what he is doing best at – action. He has ‘Suryavanshi’ with Rohit Shetty and ‘Bachchan Pandey’ with Farhad Samji coming up.
Big news is that Akshay has also signed for the remake of Tamil star Vijay’s blockbuster film ‘Kaththi’. Jagan Shakti, the director of Akshay’s forthcoming film ‘Mission Mangal’, will be helming the remake. The Hindi version has been titled as ‘Ikka’ and like Vijay in the original, Akshay will be playing a dual role. More details regarding the technical crew and when shoot begins will be announced shortly.
‘Kaththi’ released in 2014 was directed by AR Murugadoss. It deals with the farmers plight in Tamil Nadu and how Vijay’s dual characters fight against the corporate giants. The movie was a huge success, both critically and commercially. The makers of the remake version will be hoping to repeat the same.
Director Jagan Shakti was a former associate of AR Murugadoss. So he must he getting some valuable guidance from his mentor. Akshay also has a good rapport with ARM as they have worked together in ‘Holiday’, which was the remake of ‘Thuppakki’, also a Vijay starrer.