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Akshay Kumar In Soorarai Pottu Remake, In early Stages, Says Director



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Sudha  Kongara who shot to  worldwide fame  with  her  Tamil  blockbuster  Soorarai Puttu based on  the  life  of G R Gopinath, the  aviation pilot who dreamt of making air travel affordable to  the  common man, says the  Hindi version of  the  bio-pic with Akshay Kumar in the  lead, is  in early stages  of planning,

Speaking  exclusively to this writer Kongara (whose earlier  directorial credits include that very fine pugilist  film Sala Khadoos with Madhavan) said, “It  is all discussion stage only.Only the  producers are on board officially. I need  to  start writing the Hindi version.”

Did  Sudha ever imagine such a  global impact for  Soorarai Puttu? “It’s all in God’s hands. I remember when  it want to the OTT platform I wasn’t very happy. I  wondered why it    should go there. Then  I  saw the love it got and its massive reach, and I decided to shut up and let HIM  do  the  rest.”

In the meanwhile  Guneet Mongia one   of  the producers  of Soorarai Puttu has  apparently obtained  a stay order  from Madras High Court against Suriya for selling the Hind rights to Vikram  Malhotra of Abundantia  Films  without her consent.

This could  delay  the  Hindi version   of  Soorarai  Puttu.

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