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Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Kanchana remake titled Laxmi to begin shooting this month

Kanchana (2011) is a Tamil horror comedy that became a massive hit down South. Do you think Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani will be able to do justice to the original? Read on...

And it's confirmed! After months of speculations, ~Akshay Kumar, and ~Kiara Advani, have been brought on board for the Hindi remake of the hit Tamil horror comedy, Kanchana. The makers, who had taken up the official rights of the Raghava Lawrence directorial last year, had already confirmed Akshay for the film it's only recently that Kiara has been roped in to play the supporting lead.

Reveals a source close to the unit in interaction with Mid Day, "While Akshay plays the protagonist who gets possessed by the spirit of a transgender, Kiara will portray the superstar's girlfriend in the movie. Although the female lead did not have a significant role in the original version, Kiara will enjoy a substantial part in the adaptation. The script too has been tweaked to suit the sensibilities of the Hindi film audience." Mid Day also contacted the co-producer of Kanchana remake Shabina Khan for further confirmation and she too confirmed the report saying, "Yes, we have signed Kiara for the Kanchana remake.

According to reports, Akshay and Kiara will begin shooting for the film in the second half of this month in a start-to-finish schedule. Also, Raghava Lawrence will himself step into direct this Hindi remake, tentatively said to be titled Laxmi. Do you think Akshay and Kiara will be able to live up to the original?

Meanwhile, for those unaware, this isn't the first time Akshay and Kiara will be collaborating for a film together. They will be seen sharing screen space in Good News, also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh. Keep watching this space for more updates on the film.

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