Akshay Kumar who has been close to the south movie remakes is doing it once again and this time he will be entailing the act done by Malayalam movie super star Mammootty in his film Pokkiri Raja. The malayalam movie which was one on one entertainer with all the masala fights will regenerate in Bollywood and the scripting job will be done by Sajid Farhad.
The original movie Pokkiri Raja was directed by Vyshakh and the remake rights was brought by the 44 year old actor early this year. The movie will be directed by Anthony D'Souza, who worked with Akshay Kumar in the box-office dud Blue (2009).
"It is for the first time that there will be no heroine opposite Akshay Kumar in the film. He is playing the role of Mammooty. But there will be two young newcomers - one hero and heroine," a source close to the project told PTI.
The 2010 Malayalam film featured Mammooty, Prithviraj and Shriya Sharan in the lead. The Hindi version, either to be titled ‘Naam Hai Boss‘ or ‘Boss‘ and will see Akshay stepping into the shoes of Mammooty. The writers of the Hindi version, Sajid-Farhad are all charged up for the project. Talking to PTI, Sajid-Farhad said, "We are writing the screenplay and dialogues for this film. The basic plot...soul of this movie remains more or less same. But we will definitely make a lot of changes considering the presence of Akshay and the audience."
Veteran Actor Mithun Chakraborty will also be playing a key role in the movie and probably this will be for the father of Akshay Kumar and the new comer actor. Since we have seen the original, we are sure that this will be a much bigger masala entertainer than Rowdy Rathore as you will see more fights more punch dialogues and much more!
Will Akshay repeat the success he did in Rowdy Rathore?