Akshay Kumar will play the role essayed by Dharmendra in the Seeta Aur Geeta remake which will have Katrina Kaif playing the double role. Akshay-Katrina combination is considered lucky at the box office as the films Singh is Kingg to Tees Maar Khan have proved.
Moreover, Akshay Kumar will also co-produce the remake along with a corporate production house. The film will be directed by Dibakar Banerjee.
Pre-production work is in progress and the script is being given a contemporary touch. No decision has been taken on the second lead which was played by Sanjeev Kumar in the original. The names of Tushar Kapoor, Ranveer Shorey and Shahid Kapoor are said to be under consideration.
Seeta Aur Geeta remake is likely to go on floors in the middle of this year.