Akshay Kumar to star in Bhansali’s ‘Gabbar’
The hit combination of ‘Rowdy Rathore’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Akshay Kumar and Sabina Khan are back for another 100 crore entertaining product titled, ‘Gabbar’. The film is a remake of 2002 Tamil blockbuster Ramana. The film revolves around fight against corruption. ‘Gabbar’ will mark the Bollywood debut of South director Krish who directed blockbuster like Gamyam, 2008, and Vedam, 2010.
Confirming the news, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, "We will be remaking Ramana. It's a beautiful film and I believe such cinema should reach our Hindi film-watching audience as well. We look to do justice to the subject and treatment and are extremely excited about the project."
The project was initially titled as the original but Sanjay who is very particular about film titled, named it ‘Gabbar’. The leading lady was not yet decided but the makers promised the pairing to be very exciting. . According to a source, "It's been a great year for Bhansali Productions — Ram Leela is eagerly awaited. Bhansali Productions now looks to taking its success benchmark several notches higher with Gabbar. The film which will go on the floor this year, will be co-produced by his close friend Shabinaa Khan, who was his partner in Rowdy Rathore."