Akshay Kumar would star in the movie and AR Murugadoss, the creator of the original version, was likely to helm the project. Later, Shahrukh Khan's name was doing rounds. The latest buzz on the movie is that it is not the Ghajini director but Jayam Raja, who is all set to make his debut in Hindi films through the Hindi version of Ramana.
Rumours are rife that Jayam Raja is gearing up to make his debut in Bollywood, in the remake of Ramana. As the plans of AR Murugadoss have changed, Jayam Raja has entered the scene from nowhere with bang. It is said that the 7aam Arivu filmmaker is planning to remake his forthcoming Thuppakki in Hindi with Akki stepping into the shoes of Vijay. Hence, the offer has come Raja's way.
Ramana tells the story of a professor, who uproots corruption by building a strong student chain of network, killing the bribe takers and giving justice to the common man. It was made in several languages like - Tagore in Telugu, which starred Chiranjeevi, and Vishusena in Kannada starring Dr Vishnuvardhan, and all the versions were declared blockbusters. The Hindi remake rights are acquired by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.