After a long search and lots of speculations, it is now learnt that the actress Parineeti Chopra had finally bagged the coveted role to romance with Akshay Kumar in A. R. Murugadoss's forthcoming Bollywood venture, which is the remake of south blockbuster movie 'Thuppakki'.
Reportedly Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif were earlier considered for the role, but the makers of the Thuppakki felt that an all new actress, who is still not been cast opposite Akshay Kumar, would be more suitable to add something newness factor in the movie. Thus they apparently went ahead to sign the Ishaqzaade actress, Parineeti Chopra. However it was also heard that the role was offered to Diana Penty, but somehow things didn't turned out quite well.
A source close to the film confirmed the news by saying, "Parineeti has been confirmed for the role in Thuppakki remake."
To be directed by A. R. Murugadoss, the original film Thuppakki (The Gun) is a 2012 Tamil action thriller that featured Tamil star Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal. The story of it revolves around a youngster who stays in Mumbai and the decisions he takes after his life experiences an unexpected twist.