Mumbai: After successfully co-producing her first film ‘Rowdy Rathore’, which entered the Rs.100 crore clubs, designer Shabina Khan has now bought the rights of Tamil hit ‘Ramana’, a film highlighting the fight against corruption.
Confirming the same, Khan told IANS: "I have bought the rights of Tamil film `Ramana`. I will remake it in Hindi. It`s a beautiful film and I believe the audience will enjoy watching the film in Hindi."
"Akshay Kumar will play the lead in my film and the film will go on the floors in mid-2013," added the producer who had jointly produced ‘Rowdy Rathore’ with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
‘Ramana’, a 2002 blockbuster, was helmed by A.R. Murugadoss and starred Vijayakanth and Simran.
Who will direct the Hindi version?
"We have not yet decided the leading lady for the film. As far as the director is concerned, we will soon make an official announcement."