Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar has a string of films to choose from. Pictured: The star at "Airlift" promotions.Varinder Chawla

Akshay Kumar was to begin shooting for the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster "Kaththi" August onwards, but it has now hit roadblock. The script needs to be re-done.

According to a Mid-Day report, Akshay isn't too impressed with the way the story has turned out and has asked the makers to fine tune the plot. It may be noted that the script was already being reworked so that it sits well with a North Indian set-up.

Re-titled "Ikka," the action-drama will see Akshay essay a double role and will not be based on farmer suicides, unlike the Tamil version. The film will have water crisis at its centre and focus on how companies are using the commodity to expand soft drinks businesses, sources have said.

Meanwhile, the casting speculations are picking up steam. Pakistani actress Maya Ali of "Mann Mayal" fame and model Sadia Khan have apparently been approached for the leading role in Akshay's film.

I met their producer, male lead and director. I told them directly that I am not dying to come to Bollywood or anything because I have a lot of work in my own country. I have some issues regarding wardrobe. Until those issues are sorted out, I won't say yes to them," Dawn quoted Maya as saying.

Sadia told the daily that she has been offered an exciting part in "Ikka" adding that she has had the chance to read the script.

In other news, Akshay is busy with "Rustom" promotions. The crime-thriller is scheduled to open in theatres on Aug.12, same day as Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro."

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