Last seen in the sci-fi film 2.0 as Pakshi Rajan Akshay Kumar will be teaming up with Tamil director Raghava Lawrence for the Hindi remake of the hit Muni franchise. It will not just be a remake of Muni but it will be a combination of the first two films of the franchise - Muni (2007) and Muni 2: Kanchana (2011).
After the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Akshay Kumar is making a comeback to the horror-comedy genre after 12 years. While an official announcement is awaited from the makers of the Hindi film, it is expected to go floors from April this year and slated to release in 2020.
It may be noted here that Raghava Lawrence made his mark with his Muni series in Tamil and he is gearing up for its fourth film in the franchise, Kanchana 3, which is slated for release on April 18.
Kanchana from the Muni series is one of the most successful horror comedies at the box office. 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.
Akshay Kumar made his debut in South India with the multilingual 2.0, which was directed by S Shankar. Akshay played the main antagonist and shared the screen space with Rajinikanth. The film had Amy Jackson as the female lead.
The actor 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.
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