After being a part of remakes like Rowdy Rathore, Gabbar Is Back and Holiday, Akshay Kumar is reportedly set to act in the official remake of AR Murugadoss' Kaththi - which starred Vijay in a double role.
Murugadoss is currently busy with the post-production of the Sonakshi Sinha-helmed Akira, following which he will start shooting for a Telugu film with Mahesh Babu. The Hindi version of Kaththi - tentatively titled Ikka - will be directed by Jagan, who is assistant director to Murugadoss.
Since Kaththi received both critical and commercial acclaim, Jagan has decided to make some changes in the basic premise of Ikka.
While Kaththi tackled the issue of farmer suicide, Ikka will reportedly revolve around water scarcity in India. According to a report by BoxofficeIndia.co.in, Ikka will focus on how multinational companies are tapping into the water and the soft drink business in India. "As a result, everyone has to buy water, which no longer flows through taps for free," the report reads.
Akshay Kumar will play a double role in the film - he will play both a Post Graduate student in Hydrology as well as the role of a goon.
The movie goes on floors in second half of 2016. Interestingly, Shekhar Kapur's upcoming film, Paani, starring Sushant Singh Rajput also tackles a similar subject. However, the YRF film is yet to go on floors.