Filmmaker honours his late wife's last wish and gets Tamil star Ajith to Bollywood with his production.
Mumbai: Producer Boney Kapoor invited popular Tamil star Ajith Kumar to Bollywood after being impressed with his performance in his upcoming production venture Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of Bollywood hit film Pink.
Boney entered the southern filmy market with Nerkonda Paarvai, which stars Ajith in the role of a lawyer. Ajit will be seen playing the role of Amitabh Bachchan from Pink.
"Saw the rushes of Nerkonda Paarvai. Happy. What a performance by Ajith. I hope he agrees to do Hindi films soon. Have three action scripts; hope he says yes to at least one of them," he tweeted on Wednesday.
According to reports, Boney is planning to get Ajith to do a Hindi film soon to fulfill his wife Sridevi's one of the wishes that Ajith does a film in her husband's production. An official announcement on the development is awaited.
Directed by H. Vinoth, Nerkonda Paarvaia also stars Vidya Balan, Mahat Raghavendra, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam, among others. In an interview with a news agency, Boney had said, "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."
Yuvan Shankar Raja will give Nerkonda Paarvai's music and popular lensman Nirav Shah is been roped in this project.
Boney also said, "We hope to bring the remake of 'Pink' to theatres on August 10. We are subsequently doing another film together and that will be scheduled to go on the floors in July 2019 and will be released on April 10, 2020."
(Inputs from agency)
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