While you are at it, let me remind you of the godfather of remakes in Bollywood – Priyadarshan. The veteran director has not only put his own hit films to the sword but also condemned those of other filmmakers to the same fate.
Akshay Kumar was Priyadarshan’s partner in crime in it, reprising the lead role made iconic by none other than Mohanlal. From Bhool Bhulaiyaa to Khatta Meetha to Garam Masala, Kumar has played the lead in several of his films.
Bachchan Pandey is Farhad Samji’s humble offering to that list. Kumar plays the dreaded gangster Bachchan Pandey, while Kriti Sanon plays Myra, an aspiring filmmaker, who decides to direct his biopic. The film is an ‘adaptation’ of Karthik Subbaraj’s genre-bending 2014 Tamil flick Jigarthanda. Siddharth played the lead in it.