Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is ruling the millions of hearts in bollywood is all set to play the role of a transgender for the first time.
Yes, if reports are to be believed, Big B will be seen playing the role of a transgender woman in Akshay Kumar starrer hindi remake of Kanchana 2 tentatively titled ‘Laxmi’. He will be reprising the role of Sarath Kumar, who played the critically acclaimed part in the Tamil version.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been signed for the Kanchana 2 remake opposite Kiara Advani. It will be Akshay’s character that is possessed by the transgender ghost.
While talking about the hindi remake with Deccan Chronicle, director Raghav Lawrence confirmed that he will be making his Bollywood debut with this film. He said, “Akshay Kumar and I have been in talks for a year and a half toying with the idea of remaking Kanchana in Hindi. And after several discussions, it has come to shape finally. I am improvising the script to suit the present times, Akshay’s image and also Bollywood audience tastes.” On his Bollywood debut he had said, “There were times when I have dreamt of at least being part of a group dancer in Hindi films. Later, I turned an actor and director. Today, I am directing a big star in a Hindi film. It is heartwarming and I would say it is all blessings from Raghavendra Swami and my mother.”
Kanchana is the story of an easily-frightened hero and how he gets possesed by a ghost, who wants to kill the villains.