Akshay Kumar to do a horror comedy ‘Kanchana’
MUMBAI: Horror comedies are gradually becoming the newest trick of the trade. While we’ve seen films like Bhool Bhulaiya and Chamatkar in the past, after Stree’s success last year, more and more filmmakers are venturing into the genre.
Coming up next, Akshay Kumar will be seen in the Hindi remake of Raghav Lawrence’s Kanchana. The film was originally also made by the same director and will star Kiara Advani opposite Akshay Kumar.
The latest development on the film is that a few changes in the original script have been made to suit the cast of the remake. Instead of being possessed by three different spirits, Akshay’s character will be possessed by one spirit of a transgender. Kiara plays Akshay’s wife and her role too has been reworked on. Talking about the film, a source close to the maker revealed, “While the premise remains the same, Akshay’s character has been chalked out as one who doesn’t fear the supernatural. The makers also reworked the narrative to create a meaty role for Kiara Advani, who plays Akshay’s wife. In the original film, the hero’s mother and sister-in-law have pivotal parts. 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, Lakshmi – and not three ghosts as seen in the Tamil movie.”