Akshay Kumar to remake Malayalam film

Akshay Kumar will be starring in the 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, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn have 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. Akshay Kumar would feature in the Hindi remake and will also produce it,” Priyadarshan said.

The Arab, The Camel, and P Madhavan Nair is a 2011 Malayalam romantic comedy directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Mohanlal, Mukesh, Lakshmi Rai and Bhavana.

“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 which also features Mohanlal in a cameo.

The sleek action sequences in Tezz are directed by Gareth Milne and Peter Pedrero, who are also behind the stunts of Hollywood films like Harry Potter and 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 will hit theatres on April 27.



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