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Akshay Kumar might headline a horror-comedy

Superstar Akshay Kumar, who has almost half a dozen films in his hand at the moment, including two high-profile period dramas, is in news to have added yet another interesting project to his pocket.

Buzz has it that the actor has been signed on to topline a horror-comedy flick. The last horror-comedy film which Kumar did was the 2007 blockbuster Bhool Bhulaiyaa, co-starring Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel, Rajpal Yadav and Paresh Rawal. The actor will return to the genre after a huge gap of 12 years.

According to reports, the untitled film will be directed by multi-talented south filmmaker Raghava Lawrence. If all goes well, the team will begin production in the month of April this year.

A source says that the yet-to-be-titled project could be along the lines of Lawrence’s movie franchise Kanchana.

“It’s not a straight remake, the basic premise will draw references from two films, Muni (2007) and Kanchana (2011), so it’s more like two films clubbed in one to create double the impact. The team has been working on the script for over six months and has added several new dimensions to the original film,” says the source.

Reportedly, the team is planning to wrap the film in July and release it next year.

More details are awaited.