Director Unni Krishnan plans to rope in Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan for his next movie, a remake of ‘Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel’ (2019). The director has said he is in talks with the actors for the film, though nothing has been finalised as yet.
Starring Dileep, Mamta Mohandas, and Priya Anand, the Malayalam film released earlier this month to a good reception. The film showed a lawyer (Dileep) with a stammer, and marked Unnikrishnan’s first comedy, reports the Hindustan Times.
A report quoted Krishnan as saying, “Viacom (the production company) is considering remaking the movie and discussions are in the initial stages. We are talking to both Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan for starring in the movie.”
Earlier, talking about working with Kumar, Khan had said, “It will be fun to act with Akshay. Dono set pe hi nahin milenge. Woh jaa raha hoga aur main aa raha hounga (laughs). He’ll be leaving the set and I’ll be coming in. I would like to work like Akshay and with him, but our timings won’t match.”
The star added, “I go to sleep when Akshay is waking up. His day starts early. By the time I start working, he is packing up and going home. So he can put in more hours of work. I’m a nocturnal person. Not many people are fond of shooting at night like me.”
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