Akshay Kumar signed the Hindi remake of Suriya’s Tamil blockbuster Soorarai Pottru, details inside!

The Bollywood actor has signed the Hindi version of Suriya's Tamil blockbuster Soorarai Pottru, an emotive biographical drama based on the life of Air Deccan founder Capt. G.R. Gopinath.

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Akshay Kumar has added a new project to his already jam-packed 2022 film schedule. The Bollywood actor has signed the Hindi version of Suriya’s Tamil blockbuster Soorarai Pottru, an emotive biographical drama based on the life of Air Deccan founder Capt. G.R. Gopinath, according to Peepingmoon.com. Sudha Kongara Prasad, who directed the original 2020 film, will also direct the remake, with Abundantia Entertainment’s Vikram Malhotra producing with Suriya’s 2D Entertainment.

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“Akshay Kumar has been in talks for this film for the last six months, and although he had given his verbal nod last year itself, he signed on the dotted line just recently. The Hindi screenplay has been written as terrifically as the original, and Akshay loved how it has been adapted into a North India setting without taking away the emotional and inspirational core of it. The makers are going big with the Hindi remake to reach out to a wider audience and inspire young entrepreneurs, especially from rural towns and villages with meager resources, to chase their dreams and passions. Soorarai Pottru left an everlasting impact on the audiences, and the Hindi makers are hoping to get the same love and appreciation as the original,” a source close to the development told the portal. The source also informed that Akshay will shoot for this film after completing Dharma Production’s recently-announced Selfiee with Emraan Hashmi, which goes on floors in February.

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Soorarai Pottru is an emotive narrative about a man who sets out to make the average man fly, and in the process, with the support of his family, friends, and sheer resolve, takes on the world’s most capital-intensive business. The film was one of 10 Indian films to be screened in the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, and it has a rating of 9.1 on IMDb, making it the fourth-highest rated film ever. The Hindi replica of the film is finally getting underway this year, after it met a snag last August when Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, which co-produced the Hindi version with Suriya, went the high court and demanded a stay on the remake.


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