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Ghajini Director Picks Up Akshay For Action Film

Ghajini director A R Murugadoss is going to direct his second Hindi film starring Akshay Kumar and he says the film will have never-seen-before action, says a media report. Murugadoss has taken his next script
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PTI June 15, 2010 21:29 IST

Ghajini director A R Murugadoss is going to direct his second Hindi film starring Akshay Kumar and he says the film will have never-seen-before action, says a media report.

Murugadoss has taken his next script for a Hindi film to Akshay Kumar and is all set to direct his second Hindi two years after the all-time grosser  Ghajini.
Akshay's close friend and business associate Vipul Shah, who's currently producing the Hindi version of the Telugu hit Kakha Kakha with John Abraham, will produce Murugadoss's second Hindi film.  

No stone is being left unturned to make sure the Akshay-Murugadoss team comes up with a whammy as big as Ghajini. Though tightlipped about the project, Vipul Shah is all set to spend a whopping Rs 20-25 crore on the action sequences alone.  

Buzz is that Akshay's brief to the director is: “I've a reputation for delivering stunts. Make sure the action rocks.”  

Unlike Ghajini, Murugadoss' second film is not a remake of one of his Tamil-Telugu hits.  

Speaking from Chennai, the shy and diminutive director says, “Yes, my screenplay for the film with Akshay is an original. Like Ghajini it is basically a love story with a strong action base.”  

The film's shooting starts in January 2011. On meeting Akshay over the project Murugadoss was told to make the violence “more fun than gory”. The reference to Ghajini's stomach-churning brutalisation of Asin's character was not lost on the director who is at the moment busy brushing up his Hindi.  

During Ghajini, Murugadoss couldn't speak or understand a word of Hindi. “But I'm changing that. By the time Akshay and I start working together I'd be much better able to understand Hindi,” he adds.  

Though Murugadoss is not yet willing to divulge the name of the female lead in his Akshay starrer, Ghajini gal Asin whom producer Vipul Shah is very fond of and came close to signing for the Hindi remake of Kakha Kakha, is apparently the chosen one.  

Two years ago Asin had opted out of making her debut with Akshay in Priyadarshan's De Dana Dan because she had found the role insubstantial.  

Not one to hold grudges, Akshay who is constantly looking for fresh co-stars, has given the nod to Asin.  Says Murugadoss, “We haven't really decided on Akshay's co-star. But yes, Asin is a strong contender.”  

Incidentally Murugadoss' project with Shah Rukh Khan is still on. “We've met and he's liked my idea. We've to work out details,” he says.

 

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