We have told you few months back that Akshay Kumar will reunite with his ‘Holiday’ director AR Murugadoss for the remake of the filmmaker’s 2014 Tamil action-drama ‘Kaththi’. They first collaborated for the official remake of Tamil hit ‘Thuppakki’. Both the original films had featured South superstar Vijay in the lead.
‘Kaththi’ featured Vijay in a double role – as a petty thief and a postgraduate with staunch communist ideologies. “Murugadoss is presently re-scripting the film to fit a more North Indian set-up but Akshay will be seen in a double role,” as reported by Mirror, adding that the original story revolved around the issue of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment.
Re-titled ‘Ikka,’ the official remake will roll in August 2016 with a start-to-finish two-month schedule. “The story will travel through Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangkok, but will be filmed entirely in Chennai,” adds the source.