Akshay starts shooting for the Hindi remake of “Thuppakki”

Akshay Kumar has had a great 2012 with a fairly large number of films (read: five) releasing. The year started for him with “Housefull 2” which was a multi-starrer. This film crossed the 100 crore mark. Then “Rowdy Rathore” released that also made 100 crores at the box-office. The film had Sonakshi Sinha in the lead and was directed by Prabhu Deva. Shirish Kunder’s film “Joker” too released in 2012 which Akshay refused to promote owing to the silly content of the film. “Oh My God”, and “Khiladi 786” too made it big at the box-office.

Thus one can say from this line-up of films that Akshay had a great 2012. His wife Twinkle also delivered a baby girl last year and thus both professionally and personally Akshay was on a high.

With the onset of 2013, Akshay started his New Year with the shoot of the Hindi remake of the Tamil film “Thuppakki”. The film stars Sonakshi Sinha again. This film is their third film together after “Rowdy Rathore” and “Joker”.

Akshay tweeted about this saying, “Started shooting my first film in the New Year, the Hindi remake of Thuppakki! Would love to get your good wishes today." This film belongs to the genre of action thriller. It will be directed by A. R Murugadoss who brought about a different take on action with Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal starrer “Ghajini” (2008). For “Thuppakki”, it has also been speculated that Akshay will be sporting a fitter and leaner look.

Kajal Aggarwal of “Singham” fame was supposed to be the actress for “Thuppakki” but then its director decided to select Parineeti Chopra for the role. However, Akshay Kumar insisted on signing in Sonakshi Sinha.

The original Tamil version got rave reviews down South. The film released during Diwali last year and had Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal plays the lead roles. The original had also been directed by A. R Murugadoss.

Later this year will also release “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai 2” that also stars Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha. The film is a sequel to the blockbuster by the same name that starred Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai. The sequel will be releasing during Eid and has huge expectations to meet. The film will be a crime drama and will be directed by Milan Luthria who directed the first edition of this film and “The Dirty Picture”.