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Akshay Kumar in ‘Ramana’ remake

Looks like its raining remakes for Akshay Kumar!

After successfully co-producing her first film Rowdy Rathore, which entered the Rs.100 crore club, designer Shabina Khan has now bought the rights of Tamil superhit Ramana, a film highlighting the fight against corruption.

Confirming the same, Khan said,“I have bought the rights of Tamil film ‘Ramana’. I will remake it in Hindi. It’s a beautiful film and I believe the audience will enjoy watching the film in Hindi. Akshay Kumar will play the lead in my film and the film will go on the floors in mid-2013,” added the producer who had jointly produced Rowdy Rathore with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Ramana, a 2002 blockbuster, was helmed by A.R. Murugadoss and starred Vijayakanth and Simran.

When asked who will direct the Hindi version? ”We have not yet decided the leading lady for the film. As far as the director is concerned, we will soon make an official announcement,” she said.

Meanwhile,it has been heard in tinseltown that Asin might be seen playing Simran’s role and Tamannah playing Aashima’s role in the remake.

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