Akshay Kumar starrer superhit espionage thriller Baby, which was released in 2015 in Hindi language has now sold it’s remake rights for Tamil version. Lately many Akshay Kumar films are being made in Tamil as Suriya released his version of Special 26 by the name of Thaanaa Serndha Koottam. Thaanaa Serndha Koottam received both praise and backlash from people who saw the Tamil version and appreciated it while the ones who have seen the Hindi original pitied the commercialization of the story respectively. Baby is a 3 year old film and hugely popular which should make producers wondered if Tamil audience has not already seen it.
Jayam Ravi has been ropped in to play Akshay’s character in the film and will start shooting for the film after the release of his very ambitious space thriller Tik Tik Tik. Tik Tik Tik is on the verge of completing it’s post production and release to officially become India’s first space film as second will be Madhavan starrer Chanda Mama Door Ke. Baby has become a franchise in Hindi cinema now as it had the first spinoff ever by the name of Naam Shabana starring Taapsee Pannu in the lead.
Since they have bought Baby in Tamil they might want to juice the intellectual property properly and make a franchise of their own if Hindi producers permit. Baby will certainly have a sequel in next 3 years when director Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar will collide together again instead of competing on the box office with their rrespective releases by the name of Aiyaary and Padman. Jayam Ravi is quite hands on in the thriller genre and he can physically suit the part of a secret agent. Release date of the remake is not announced yet though the venture will be directed by Ahmed of Manithan fame. Director of Photography for the film will be Madhie.