Aamir Khan's 'Ghajini' movie director, A.R. Murugadoss is reported to have teamed up with "Rowdy Rathore" actor Akshay Kumar for his next directorial venture in Bollywood.
Murugadoss, who is currently busy filming 'Thuppakki' with Tamil actor Vijay in the lead role, has supposedly decided to remake the same in Hindi with Akshay in the lead role.
However, there is no official word yet on the rumours. If the reports are to be believed, it would be Akshay's second South India remake in a row. His latest blockbuster "Rowdy Rathore" is a remake of Telugu movie.
The Hindi version of "Ghajini" was released in 2008. This remake of Tamil hit movie with the same title overhauled the perception of filmmaking in B-town.
Murugadoss' "Ghajini" was the first Hindi movie to cross the billion (Rs 100 crore) mark. Ever since the success of this movie, several big stars of Bollywood followed suit. They took up successful South Indian movies and inducted those scripts in Bollywood style.
"Ghajini", besides making B-town actors to search for scripts down south, it also set a benchmark by recording collection of over 1 billion. Since then, a film's success at the box office is measured by whether the box office collection touches billion mark.
So, figuring out right script from south has become a sort of formula for Bollywood stars. At the same time, it is a reminder that Hindi film audience have not lost interest in watching movies blended with action-comedy-melodrama.
Prabhu Deva directed film "Rowdy Rathore" was released early this month and became one of the Bollywood's top-grossing films in the recent times, while giving a big break to action hero Akshay Kumar.
The movie is a remake of super-hit Telugu movie titled "Vikramarkudu" directed by Rajamouli, starring Ravi Teja and Anushka. Later, it was dubbed in Tamil and Kannada simultaneously.