Here’s Akshay Kumar from the sets of Soorarai Pottru remake
Last month, it was announced that Akshay Kumar would be starring in the Hindi remake of the Suriya-starer ‘Soorarai Pottru’. The remake is directed by Sudha Kongara, who also helmed the original. Shoot for the Hindi version is currently progressing. A few location stills of the film have been leaked online. One of it has Akshay in a rugged, shabby look. It is most likely to be the look for his character’s younger portions. In the original, Suriya had shed a few kilos to look the part.
‘Soorarai Pottru’ is based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan. It tells 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. Reportedly, the Hindi version has been tweaked to suit the sensibilities of the North Indian audience.
Radhika Madan is playing the female lead’s role, essayed by Aparna Balamurali in Tamil. Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and Vikram Malhotra’s Abudantia Entertainment are jointly producing the remake.