The film Kanchana from the Muni series is one of the most successful horror comedies at the box office in Tamil Industry. Directed by Raghava Lawrence, who had played the lead role in it, the film had Sarath Kumar, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini and Raai Laxmi playing pivotal roles.
Released in the year 2011, Kanchana was made on a budget of Rs 7 crores and collected Rs 20 crores at the box office. The filmâ€™s Telugu dubbed version was also released along with its Tamil version.
Following its immense box office success, Kanchana was remade in Kannada as Kalpana and released in 2012. The Kannada remake was directed by Ramanarayanan. It was also remade in Sinhala under the title Maya in Bengali as Mayabini.
According to the latest reports, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has shown interest in remaking its Hindi version. The star is reportedly in talks for it and looks like he will be reprising the role done by Raghava Lawrence in the original.
Meanwhile, Raghava Lawrence is now busy filming Muni 4: Kanchana 3. The film, produced by Kalanidhi Maranâ€™s Sun Pictures and is scheduled for release later this year or early next year.
Akshay Kumar is currently busy with two Bollywood flicks Kesari and Houseful 4. Besides these films he also a couple of other Hindi movies Good News and Hera Pheri 3 as well.
The starâ€™s most expected film of the year will be the multilingual 2.0, which is directed by S Shankar. This sci-fi film is in the final stages of post production with plans to release it later next month.
In 2.0, Akshay plays the main antagonist and shares the screen space with Rajinikanth. Akshay Kumar plays a scientist who turns into a bird-man after an experiment goes awry.The film has Amy Jackson as the female lead.
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