Akshay Kumar to pair up opposite Nargis Fakhri in Shaukeen remake
The role played by Mithun Chakraborty in the 1982 comedy Shaukeen will be revisited by Akshay while Rati Agnihotri ’s part will be essayed by Nargis in the remake, to be directed by Rumi Jaffrey of God Tussi Great Go fame. As toldby Rumi to PTI, "We will have Akshay and Nargis in the film. We have just bought the rights of the film but have changed a lot of things to suit the sensibilities of today's audience. Nargis is talented, hence we cast her. Akshay is a brilliant actor and is good at entertaining people.”
The dates of the actors will be finalised soon. Nargis has finally got an opportunity to work with Akshay after she missed out on Khiladi 786 last year. The roles of the three old men who were attracted to much-younger Rati in the original film will be reprised by Annu Kapoor , Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher . The original characters were played by Ashok -kumar/"> Ashok Kumar , Utpal Dutt and A.K. Hangal. The shooting of the film will extensively take place in Thailand and it’s expected that it will start from later this year. After completing the Shaukeen remake, Rumi will land his hands upon the remake of another film, Lakhon Ki Baat.