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When Murugadoss refused to direct Akshay in Ramanna remake

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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 the film.

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