Jagan Shakti has a busy period coming up. Before directing Akshay Kumar in ‘Mission Lion,’ he is all set to direct the ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ (2020) remake with John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan.
The remake of the Malayalam film will begin in July with the ‘Mission Mangal’ (2019) director already starting work on the adapted script and pre-production, reports Pinkvilla.
“Jagan is a fan of the original film and when he was approached to come on board as director of the Hindi remake, he jumped onto the opportunity. All this while, he was working on the prep work of the Akshay Kumar fronted, Mission Lion, but the same has been delayed for some reason, which gave Jagan the bandwidth to go ahead with the Ayyappanum Koshiyum remake. He is all charged up to take the film on floors around the month of July with the two leads,” revealed a source close to the development.
The source further added that Abraham will portray the character of Biju Menon from the original, whereas Bachchan will step into Prithviraj’s shoes. “It’s going to be an exciting face off. Some tweaking has been made keeping the Hindi sensibilities in mind with respect to story telling style and the run time, but rest, it’s a perfect idea to bring John and Abhishek together. Even the idea behind the casting was to do an anti-thesis of what’s already done in Dostana,” the source added.
While Bachchan is currently shooting for ‘Dasvi’ in Agra, Abraham is in Mumbai busy with ‘Ek Villain Returns.’ This will mark a return to the pairing since the hugely successful ‘Dostana’ (2008).
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