It is now well-known that AR Murugadoss will be remaking his
upcoming Thuppakki with Akshay Kumar in the lead role. But
little less we knew about filmmaker refusing to remake his earlier
movie Ramanna with the same actor.
Yes, AR Murugadoss was offered to remake his Ramanna by
Akshay Kumar himself. But the filmmaker was not interested in the
project. The reason is that he made Ramanna long before
Surya's Ghajini, which was remade in Bollywood with Aamir
Khan stepping into the shoes of Surya.
"I didn't want to reverse my clock back, and I declined to do
it," The Deccan Chronicle quotes the director as saying. However,
now Jayam Raja will helm the project which also features Tamanna
Bhatia in the female lead role.
Meanwhile, AR Murugadoss has said that he will be starting the
Hindi version of Thuppakki after Diwali festival. While
Akshay Kumar will play the lead role played by Vijay in the
original version, the hunt for the heroine is on and the makers of
the film are planning to rope in a Bollywood actress.
Thuppakki, which stars Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal, will
hit the screens for Diwali. However, the movie has been bogged down
by the title issue, which has delayed the promotional activities of