This is how Ajith fulfilled Sridevi’s desire to make a Tamil film with him

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 18, 2018, 1:27 pm IST
Updated Dec 18, 2018, 1:42 pm IST
Ajith is playing the lead in 'AK 59', a Tamil remake of Pink, and it is being produced by Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor.
    While working together for Tamil version of English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed her desire to Ajith.
  While working together for Tamil version of English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed her desire to Ajith.

Mumbai: While working together for Tamil version of English Vinglish, where Ajith made a special appearance, Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith stars in a Tamil Film made by her husband Boney Kapoor. Now to keep that promise and fulfill her wish, Ajith is playing the lead in Tamil film AK 59 that is a remake of Hindi film Pink and is being produced by Boney Kapoor. Not only this, he has also given his nod for another film made under Boney Kapoor’s banner Bayview Projects LLP. Sridevi had liked Pink when she saw it and the Tamil remake is a step to take her legacy forward in Tamil Film Industry.

Producer Boney Kapoor said, “While working together with Ajith for 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 with him as she thought it was most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film.”

 

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 further adds.

Talking more about remaking Pink, the producer said, “Accordingly, what we both earnestly looked up was a suitable content that will add a special mileage to our respective works. We are now delighted to have zeroed in the official remake of ‘Pink’. We have started the shoot and looking at releasing it on 1st of May 2019. We are subsequently doing another film together and that will be scheduled for a start on July 2019 and to be released on the 10th of April 2020. Both the films are supported by Zee. I am looking forward to a much more enjoyable and great experience working with him.”

Sridevi who did many films in Tamil, went on to become a successful name not only in south but also in Hindi Film Industry. Interestingly, for Boney who has been producing Hindi films and has several blockbusters to his credit, this is like life coming to a full circle with him making a Tamil Film from where it all started for his late wife and legendary actress.

AK 59 will be helmed by director H. Vinoth, whose last film Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru was a big success and many acclaimed technicians have come on board to be part of the film. “I have been following the works of Mr. Vinoth, who owns an impeccable cult of filmmaking. Especially, his previous release ‘Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru’ had amazed me incredibly for its raw and realistic treatment. The way he chooses unique story premises and transfuses them with engrossing narration assured me that he will be the right person to materialize ‘Pink’ in Tamil,” Boney Kapoor concludes.

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