India, Nov. 17 -- Recently, Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi released on an OTT platform. It is the much-awaited remake of Raghava Lawrence's 2011 film, Kanchana. Shahid Kapoor's next is the remake of Telugu hit Jersey, John Abraham is remaking Malayalam hit, Ayyappanum Koshiyum and Rajkummar Rao is going to star in the remake of Telugu film, Hit.

The veteran producer Anand Pandit says that the trend of remaking South-Indian films is not new. "It is much older than the films like Simmba, Kabir Singh, Kick, Rowdy Rathore, Wanted, Bodyguard, R.Rajkumar, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Garam Masala, Hera Pheri and more," adds he.

All through the 40s and the 50s, regional studios like Gemini Pictures, AVM and Prasad Productions were remaking their films in Hindi.