Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is all set to get into the shoes of Malayalam actor Mammootty. The Bollywood star will be seen playing Mammooka's role in the Hindi remake of Pokkiri Raja, which is to be titled either Naam Hai Boss or Boss. Interestingly, he will have no leading lady to romance on screen in his upcoming film. It will film sans heroine for the first time in his 21-year long acting career.
The makers of Naam Hai Boss will commence its shooting in August or September and it will release next year. A sources from its production team told PTI, "It is for the first time that there will be no heroine opposite Akshay Kumar in the film. He is playing the role of Mammooty. But there will be two young newcomers - one hero and heroine."
Pokkiri Raja, which was released in May, 2012, has become one of the highest grossing movie in Mollywood. The Vyshakh directed film starred Mammooty, Prithviraj and Shriya Sharan in the leads. Now, its Hindi version will be directed by Blue fame Anthony D'Souza. Actor Mithun Chakraborty has also been roped in for the project.
The writers of the Hindi version, Sajid-Farhad are all charged up for the project. Talking to PTI, Sajid-Farhad said, "We are writing the screenplay and dialogues for this film. The basic plot...soul of this movie remains more or less same. But we will definitely make a lot of changes considering the presence of Akshay and the audience."