Suriya's blockbuster hit venture, Soorarai Pottru, is set to be remade in Hindi and the pre production works for the film is progressing in full swing. The Hindi remake will be directed by Sudha Kongara who had helmed the original version and it is going to be interesting to see how the film is received by the Hindi audience. Ever since the film was announced, the question on everyone's mind was 'Who is going to play the lead hero?'. Well, it looks like the makers have made the choice. If the latest Bollywood reports are to be believed, Akshay Kumar has given his nod to play the lead in Soorarai Pottru's Hindi remake.

It is said that the makers have been in constant touch with Akshay Kumar who has agreed to be a part and he is expected to sign on the dotted lines soon. However, an official confirmation on this regard is awaited. Akshay Kumar is one of the talented performers we have in the country and it will be an exciting watch for the Tamil audience to see him in the shoes of Maara. The Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru will be produced by Vikram Malhotra under the banner of Abundantia Entertainment (makers of movies like Airlift and Sherni) in association with Suriya's 2D Entertainment.

The film's shooting is expected to begin in the next few months and the plan is to make this a theatrical release. We will also have to wait for a few more weeks to know more about the rest of the star cast and crew of the Soorarai Pottru Hindi remake.

Talking about Akshay Kumar, the star actor was last seen in the Dhanush - Sara Ali Khan starrer Atrangi Re which opened to fairly positive reviews. His next release will be Bachchan Pandey which is set to hit the screens on March 18. Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, Oh My God! 2, Mission Cinderella (Ratsasan remake), and Selfiee are the other Akshay Kumar films in the pipeline.