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Amitabh Bachchan to play transgender woman in Akshay Kumar starrer Kanchana 2 remake?

Amitabh Bachchan will step into the shoes of a transgender woman whose ghost will possess Akshay Kumar in Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil horror comedy Kanchana- Muni 2.

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New Delhi Published on: April 24, 2019 21:14 IST
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Amitabh Bachchan to play transgender woman in Akshay Kumar starrer Kanchana remake?

Amitabh Bachchan is one Bollywood actor who never fails to amaze his fans with the choice of characters he plays in the films. From playing double his age to stepping into the shoes of a kid with progeria, the actor has always been a powerhouse of great performance and spell-binding work. While fans are waiting to watch him in the upcoming Bollywood film Brahmastra, latest reports suggest that Big B will be seen playing the role of a transgender woman in Akshay Kumar starrer hindi remake of Kanchana 2.

Going by the reports in Deccan Chronicle, Big B will step into the shoes of a transgender woman whose ghost will possess Akshay Kumar in Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil horror comedy Kanchana- Muni 2. He will be reprising the role of Sarath Kumar, who played the critically acclaimed part in the Tamil version. Isn’t it amazing? On the other hand, Akshay’s character will be a fearless man who does not believe in ghosts.

While talking about the hindi remake with Deccan Chronicle, director Raghav Lawrence confirmed that he will be making his Bollywood debut with this film. He said, “Akshay Kumar and I have been in talks for a year and a half toying with the idea of remaking Kanchana in Hindi. And after several discussions, it has come to shape finally. I am improvising the script to suit the present times, Akshay’s image and also Bollywood audience tastes.” On his Bollywood debut he had said, “There were times when I have dreamt of at least being part of a group dancer in Hindi films. Later, I turned an actor and director. Today, I am directing a big star in a Hindi film. It is heartwarming and I would say it is all blessings from Raghavendra Swami and my mother.”

Kiara Advani will be seen playing the female lead in the film. According to a report in Mid-Day, “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.” Interesting, Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani have worked together in the upcoming film Good News.

 

 

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