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Ajith to reprise Amitabh Bachchan role in remake

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Dec 16, 2018, 12:01 am IST
Updated Dec 16, 2018, 12:01 am IST
Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
 Sridevi and Boney Kapoor

As reported earlier by this newspaper, Ajith will be reprising Amitabh Bachchan’s role in the Tamil remake of Bollywood blockbuster Pink. Boney Kapoor, B’town producer and husband of late actress Sridevi, confirmed the news on Friday. He flew down to Chennai to take part in the muhurat of the film tentatively titled Thala 59, directed by Vinoth of Theeran Adhigaram Ondru fame.

Speaking about venturing into K’town, Boney Kapoor said, “While working together with Ajith for English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed a desire that Ajith  should do a Tamil film  for our home production. Nothing exciting came up! One day last year, Ajith suggested remaking Pink in Tamil.  She immediately agreed with him as she thought it was a most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film.”

The Momproducer adds, “I am extremely happy about embarking on my production venture in south Industry, particularly in Tamil that has always been a special zone for me. In fact, it’s been a long journey involving both Ajith and me to collaborate for a film, which he took up as a sheer commitment from the time he shared screen space with my wife Sridevi in English Vinglish.” He also said that he was following Vinoth’s works and was impressed with them. Yuvan Shankar Raja join hands with Ajith for Thala 59 after a long gap.

Plans are on to release Thala 59 on May 1, 2019 to coincide with Ajith’s birthday. Boney also revealed that he would be doing another film with Ajith. The project will go on floors next July to hit screens on April 10, 2020.

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