Superstar Akshay Kumar, who is currently basking in the success of his latest release, Kesari (2019), will start shooting for his next film, Laxmi, from next week. To be directed by multi-talented Raghava Lawrence, the movie is an official remake of Tamil horror-comedy, Kanchana (2011), and stars Kiara Advani as the female lead.
The first schedule of the remake is expected to kick-start with a dance number called Bismillah. Kumar will wrap up the first schedule by the end of the month, before joining Rohit Shetty on the sets of their first collaboration, Sooryavanshi.
For the uninitiated, Kanchana is regarded as one of the most successful horror comedy franchises of Indian cinema. Raghava Lawrence, who is calling the shots for the Hindi remake, has written, directed and starred in all four films in the Kanchana franchise. He is presently busy promoting the next instalment of the series, which is set to roll into theatres on April 19.
Akshay Kumar, whose first horror comedy was Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), has multiple films in his hands right now. He will next be seen in Dharma Productions’ Good News, followed by Mission Mangal and Housefull 4. Sooryavanshi is set to release next year.