After Kaththi, there were speculations that A R Murugadoss will be directing another Tamil film but he silently started directing a Hindi film. He is currently directing a Hindi film titled Akira which has Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. This film is the remake of the Tamil film Mouna Guru. The lead role was donned by Arulnithi but in Hindi A R Murugadoss had changed it into a woman. Apart from her Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap, Sonakshi Sinha’s father Shatrughan Sinha and Rai Lakshmi are donning important roles. Anirudh is composing the music while R D Rajasekar is handling the camera. In Mouna Guru, Uma Riaz had donned the role of a police officer. Rai Lakshmi will be donning the same role in the Hindi version. This is her first Hindi film. The shooting of the film commenced on 16th March and is going on in rapids pace in Mumbai.