Akshay Kumar to star in 'Action Hero Biju' remake

Nivin Pauly’s ‘Action Hero Biju’ was on the biggest hits in Malayalam cinema in 2016. The Abrid Shine directorial was also critically acclaimed for its realistic portrayal of an ordinary policeman’s day-to-day life. Three years after its release, seems like the movie is getting a Hindi version. Reports suggest that Rohit Shetty is planning to remake the movie with Akshay Kumar in the lead. The director had earlier planned the movie with Ajay Devgn but it didn’t work out.

It has already been announced that Rohit and Akshay will be teaming up for a cop flick, rumoured to be titled as ‘Suryavanshi’. Interestingly, Akshay makes a cameo appearance as police officer Suryavanshi in Rohit Shetty’s lastest release ‘Simmba’ starring Ranveer Singh in the lead. It remains to be seen if ‘Suryavanshi’ is the remake of ‘Action Hero Biju’.

Rohit Shetty’s films are known for the over-the-top action blocks and full blown masala elements. It will be interesting to see how he adapats a completely realistic tale like ‘Action Hero Biju’. The director has earlier helmed superhit cop-action films like ‘Singham’ and ‘Singham Returns’. His latest film, ‘Simmba’ has also opened to good response from the general audience.

 

(Agencies)