In the remake of 2015 film ‘Kanchana 2’, it’s thought that Akshay Kumar will be seen playing a character who is possessed by a transgender ghost.
The original film saw a character possessed by three ghosts so the Hindi version will be varied. A source told Mid-Day, “While the premise remains the same, Akshay’s character has been chalked out as one who doesn’t fear the supernatural. The makers also reworked the narrative to create a meaty role for Kiara Advani, who plays Akshay’s wife. In the original film, the hero’s mother and sister-in-law have pivotal parts. In the Hindi counterpart, the sequence where Akshay’s character is possessed by a ghost – the turning point in the story – will take place at Kiara’s house. Her character will play a crucial role in his exorcism. Finally, Akshay will be possessed by one ghost – that of the transgender, Laxmi – and not three ghosts as seen in the Tamil movie”.
Kiara Advani has bagged the female lead in the film, which is tentatively titled ‘Laxmi’.