Monday, April 16, 2012

Akshay Kumar to remake Malayalam film

Akshay Kumar to remake Malayalam film

Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) Actor Akshay Kumar will be doing a Hindi remake of a Malayalam romcom directed by Priyadarshan. The idea of remaking 'The Arab, The Camel and P Madhavan Nair' seems to have appeared to the actor while working on Prabhu Deva's upcoming action drama 'Rowdy Rathore'. In the past, Akshay's buddies Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan had acted in Hindi remakes of 'Wanted' (2009), 'Bodyguard' (2011) and 'Singham' (2011), respectively. The films became a huge hit at the box office. "I am making this Malayalam film of mine 'The Arab, The Camel and P Madhavan Nair' in Hindi. That is the last film I did with Mohanlal. In the Hindi remake Akshay Kumar would feature in it and will also produce it," Priyadarshan told PTI in an interview. 'The Arab, The Camel, and P Madhavan Nair' is a 2011 Malayalam romantic comedy directed by the award-wining director. The film cast Mohanlal, Mukesh, Lakshmi Rai and Bhavana in important roles. "All I can say is that it's a hilarious film. We have not thought of the title in Hindi," Priyadarshan said. His next offering is 'Tezz', starring actors Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Zayed Khan and Kangana Ranaut in his maiden action thriller movie which also features Mohanlal in a cameo. The hi-fi action sequences in 'Tezz' are directed by Gareth Milne and Peter Pedrero, who are also behind the stunts of Hollywood films like 'Harry Potter', 'The Bourne Identity'. 'Tezz' revolves around a bomb threat on a train and the cat-and-mouse game between the bomber Ajay Devgn and London cop Anil Kapoor who is on his trail. The film is expected to hit theatres on April 27. PTI KKP NSK


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