On Friday, the project was officially kick-started in Chennai and will mark producer Boney Kapoor's debut in Tollywood
Speculations have been rife about the Tamil remake of the 2016 Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer, Pink. There were reports that actor Ajith would play lead in the remake, which would be directed by director H Vinoth.
However, the speculations have now been confirmed. Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, the creative producer and writer of the original movie, said, "Yes, Pink is being remade in Tamil. I don't think I will direct it. The team said they will show me the film once it is ready. As much as I love what Aniruddha did with Pink, I respect the fact that the makers in Tamil want to have their own interpretation of it."
On Friday, the project officially kick-started in Chennai and will mark the debut of producer Boney Kapoor in Tollywood. A statement for the same read that it was late actor Sridevi's wish that her husband produce a film with Ajith in Tamil.
"While working with Ajith in 'English Vinglish', Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith does a Tamil film for our home production. Nothing exciting came up till one day last year, Ajith suggested remaking ‘Pink’ in Tamil. She immediately agreed as she thought it was the most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Boney Kapoor said in a statement.
The original film, dealing with the issues of discrimination on the basis of gender, received widespread critical acclaim and also snagged National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues.
Pink was specially screened for the Rajasthan Police to train them to be sensitive about women's rights and dignity and was also specially screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Last Updated Dec 15, 2018, 5:36 PM IST