Ajith’s next (Thala 59) after the ongoing ‘Viswasam’ will be directed by H Vinoth. Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, husband of late actress Sridevi, will be making his K-Town debut by funding this movie. For a while now there have been speculations about the movie being the remake of acclaimed Hindi film ‘Pink’. It has finally been confirmed by director Shoojit Sircar, who was part of the original film as a creative director.
‘Pink’ directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury was a social-drama that had Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang in major roles. The movie discusses some sensitive issues about women’s rights and dignity. It won widespread critical acclaim and bagged the National film award for best film on other social issues.
Pink’s Tamil version will not be a scene by scene remake. The makers will be adapting it to suit the sensibilities of the audience. Ajith will be reprising the brooding lawyer’s role played by Amitabh Bachchan in the original. The original film doesn’t have any scope for commercial elements, so it remains to be see how the remake will be adapted to make it appealing to Ajith’s fans.
Reports suggest that the movie will start rolling by the third week of December. The makers are in talks with maestro AR Rahman, but an official word has not yet been made. Meanwhile, ‘Viswasam’, directed by Siva, is gearing up for Pongal release.