Chiyaan Vikram, who is busy with Shankar's mega-budget project, is likely to do the remake of superhit Hindi film Special 26 starring Akshay Kumar. Senior actor Sathyaraj will also be part of the cast.
Rumour mills has it that Vikram has shown interest to star in Special 26. He will be stepping into the shoes of Akshay Kumar in the Tamil remake. Sathyaraj is said to be playing the key role played by Anupam Kher in the original.
These are the only informations that are available to the rumour mills. The details of the other cast, crew and production house are not available at this stage. We hear that a production house has acquired the remake rights of the film.
The production house wants to make it big. Hence, it wants to cast a big star. It has also short-listed the names of a few young directors to helm the project. But nothing has been finalsied yet. It is reported that the story will be tweaked to suit the tastes of local audience.
Special 26 was directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta and others were in the cast.