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."