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Who will get the Theri remake, SRK or Akshay Kumar?

June 24, 2016 11:26 IST

Will Akki, who remade Vijay's Thuppakki in Hindi as Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, thwart SRK?

Vijay in Theri

The latest buzz doing the rounds is that both Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are showing a keen interest in the Vijay-starrer Theri, directed by Atlee, a protege of filmmaker Shankar.

Theri recently celebrated its 75-day run at the box office.

Initially, it was reported that Rohit Shetty would get back together with SRK for the Hindi remake of Theri, marking it their third movie together after Chennai Express and Dilwale.

The latest is that Akki, who remade Vijay's Thuppakki in Hindi as Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, is also in the fray for a remake.

Akshay has been roped in for director AR Murugadoss' Ikka, which is the remake of Kaththi, another Vijay starrer, which is expected to go on the floors this August.

So who will win this tug of war between Shah Rukh and Akshay to reprise Vijay's role in Theri? We'll just have to wait and see!

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Coming soon: Iru Mugan, S-III music

Suriya in S III

Vikram's Iru Mugan and Suriya's S-III are two of the most awaited films of 2016.

While Iru Mugan is directed by Anand Shankar, who made a very impressive debut with Arima Nambi in 2014, S-III is the third part in the hugely popular Singam series.

Vikram in Iru Mugan

Both films have music by Harris Jayaraj, who tweeted that the audio launch of the films will take place next month.

Both movies are eyeing an August release.

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Dhanush's Vada Chennai goes on floors

Director Vetrimaaran and Dhanush

After the spectacular success of Polladhavan and the National Award-winning film Aadukalam, director Vetrimaaran and Dhanush are back together for their third film.

Vada Chennai has been in the news for quite a while, but with Dhanush busy with his other commitments, the project was delayed.

Produced by Lyca Productions in association with Dhunush's Wunderbar Films, Vada Chennai was launched on Wednesday, June 22, with a formal pooja.

The ambitious film will be shot in three parts, portraying 30 years in the life of a gangster, played by Dhanush.

S Saraswathi in Chennai