After the grand success of his latest flick Thuppakki in Tamil, ace director AR Murugadoss is gearing up to remake the movie in Hindi. Thuppakki, in its original version stars Vijay and Kajal Agarwal in the lead roles and the director will kick-start the Hindi version from December with the lead cast Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra.
The other cast and crew for the Hindi remake version of Thuppakki will be decided shortly. Vipul Shah who had made few successful films with Akshay Kumar will be producing the film.
The regular shooting of the film is expected to start from December. But, the highlight is that Akshay Kumar had agreed to star in the film even before the Tamil version of the film had started its shooting. He could not shoot simultaneously as he was busy with many prior commitments.
Malayalam and Tamil star Jayaram will make his debut in Hindi film, in the Hindi remake of Thuppakki. Jayaram will appear as a senior army officer in this film.
For the heroine role, actresses like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone were reportedly considered for the role and looking at the success of Rowdy Rathore, Sonakshi Sinha too was proposed on the request of Akshay.
But the makers of Thuppakki remake felt that a new star, who has not been cast opposite Akshay yet, will add freshness to the film. So, they went the whole hog and signed the 24-year-old Parineeti Chopra.
The film Thuppakki (The Gun) is a 2012 Tamil action thriller. The story revolves around a youngster who stays in Mumbai and the decisions he takes after his life undergoes a sudden turn. Thuppakki, released on November 13 Diwali day, opened to packed houses and is still running strong at the theatres.