The buzz is that Bollywood hunk Akshyakumar has been roped in to play the lead role in the Hindi remake of K V Anand’s “KO/Rangam”. The remake, reportedly titled “Sathyagraha”, is being directed by Prakash Jha, who is known for films with socio-political themes. Says a source close to the development, "Akshay has signed on Jha’s film. He will be playing the role essayed by Jiiva in the original. The unit is now trying to get the dates of top stars for the other crucial characters." We hear that the makers are keen to make the project a true multi-starrer and are thinking of casting only major Bollywood stars for it. "That is why even an actor like Prakash Raj, who was in the original, is not being considered for this film. Instead, they are trying for Nana Patekar, who is being pencilled in to play either Prakash Raj’s or Kota Sreenivasa Rao’s character in the original," adds the source. And it seems that Katrina (who worked with Jha on Rajneeti) or Kareena could play the leading lady that was essayed by Karthika in the original.