Earlier we reported that Akshay Kumar has signed a new film with director Ranjit Tiwari and that the team will start working on the untitled project in August. It will be a Hindi adaptation of the Tamil film Ratsasan, which was released in 2018. In the critically acclaimed psycho investigative thriller, Akshay will take on the role of Vishnu Vishal. Rakul Preet Singh will be joining him as the female lead. The film will be shot using the same bio-bubble methods as were used on Bell Bottom.
Well, we have a brand new information on the film, which is that Akshay Kumar’s ‘Cinderella’ was originally set to be helmed by the same south filmmaker, Ram Kumar, who directed Ratsasan, but after seeing Bell Bottom, they changed their minds and approached Ranjit Tiwari for this film as well.
The pre-production work on the film began long back, and the team is currently in London for a recce, with the intention of recreating Shimla. The film is set in Shimla, and the crew had to choose a setting that resembles the hill station. Kumar will play a cop in the film, therefore the production design team will recreate Shimla police station in London, as well as a few other locations.
Ratsasan is a Tamil film, the story of the film revolves around a filmmaker who becomes a police officer following his father’s death and investigates the murder of schoolgirls. The original, directed by Ram Kumar and starring Amala Paul, was a surprise hit that astonished everyone in the industry. Later, the film was remade in Telugu as Rakshasudu, starring Bellamkonda Sreenivas. Its Hindi remake is claimed to have been given a different setting to suit North Indian audience’ tastes.