Karthi starrer Khaithi, one of the biggest hits in the Tamil film industry, will have Ajay Devgn playing the lead in the Hindi version, tentatively titled Ikka. Katrina Kaif is expected to play the female lead. Interestingly, Khaithi only had a fleeting presence of a heroine in the flashback. However, in the Hindi version, filmmakers are planning on enhancing the female lead’s role and talks are on with Katrina Kaif to play the role.The Hindi remake will be directed by Jagan Shakthi, who has earlier directed the Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal.
Khaithi, an action thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanaraj, starred Karthi, Narain and George Maryan. It was produced jointly by SR Prakashbabu and SR Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures and co-produced by Tiruppur Vivek under the banner Vivekananda Pictures. The film's soundtrack was composed by Sam CS, while Philomin Raj handled the editing, and Sathyan Sooryan cranked the camera.