Akshay and Ajay to work together in Bad Boyz 2 remake.Posted: August 17, 2011
Buzz is the arch rivals Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn may team up for the Bollywood remake of the Bad Boys II.
Sources reveal that talks are on to rope in the two actors for a desi version of the Hollywood hit film, Bad Boys II, which was directed by Michael Bay for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
A source associated with a production house that both actors have worked with reveals: “The idea of a remake of Bad Boys II with Ajay and Akshay has been discussed, and the process of acquiring the rights has already been initiated.”
While reports also suggest that director Rohit Shetty may helm this film as he is comfortable with the genre, our source says nothing has been finalised on that front yet.
Interestingly, the talks for a truce seem to have been triggered off by the title Son Of Sardar, which is registered by Akki’s Hari Om Productions. Ajay is believed to be keen on the title for his Hindi remake of Telugu hit Maryada Ramanna. Directed by Ashwini Dheer, the film with Ajay and Sonakshi Sinha is in Punjab.
“Since the title suits their script, Ajay, who’s also producing the movie, is trying to get the title from Akshay,” says a source.
If the Bad Boys II remake works out, then the two actors will be seen in a movie together after over six years since Insaan.
However, this is not the first time that reports of the two actors teaming up are making the rounds. Mid-Day had reported last year that Rohit Shetty was planning to cast them together in an action comedy.
However, it didn’t work out as Ajay was allegedly upset with Akki for knowingly scheduling the release of Action Replayy on the same date (last Diwali) as his Golmaal 3.
“Needless to say, Ajay wasn’t too pleased as this clash affected the collections of his third Golmaal film,” says our source, reminding us that the previous year, too, the two actors clashed at the box-office during the festive season with All The Best and Blue .
Akshay and Ajay’s friendship is said to have soured during the making of Suhaag. Later, it only worsened during Khakhee and Insaan, in which they acted together