- Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan are shooting for Soorarai Pottru Hindi remake
- The Bollywood actor has asked fans to suggest a name for the yet-untitled film
- The original Tamil film starred Suriya in the lead role
After the release of Bachchhan Paandey earlier this month, superstar Akshay Kumar has already moved on to his project. On Monday, the actor announced that he has started filming for his next movie, a Hindi remake of the Tamil film “Soorarai Pottru”. For the Hindi remake, the actor will be stepping into the shoes of Suriya. The yet-untitled project will be directed by Sudha Kongara, who also helmed the Suriya-starrer original, which premiered on Prime Video in November 2020.
Akshay took to Twitter to announce the commencement of the shoot and also asked his fans to drop suggestions for the title of the project.
“With the auspicious coconut-breaking and a small prayer in our heart, we begin the filming of our yet untitled film which is about dreams and the power of it. In case you’ll have any title suggestions, do share and of course your best wishes,” the actor wrote alongside a video from the set with co-actor Radhika Madan and Kongra.
For the unversed, “Soorarai Pottru (Praise the brave)” revolved around Nedumaaran Rajangam or “Maara”, who sets out to make the common man fly and in the process takes on the world’s most capital intensive industry with the help of his family, friends and sheer will power. It was partly inspired by events from the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G R Gopinath.
The Tamil film was among the ten Indian films to be screened in the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards and was also sent for the 93rd Academy Awards.
Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment and 2D Entertainment led by Suriya, Jyothika Sadanah and Rajsekar Pandian will be partnering on the Hindi film.
Akshay also tagged Capt Gopinath, Malhotra, Suriya and Jyothika in his post.
The Hindi remake was announced last year in July.
— with PTI inputs