Aamir to be remade in Tamil
Hindi Cinema has been re-making films from its southern counterpart since ages now but seems like content-based movies from Bollywood are making a way to the south.
After Khosla Ka Ghosla, A Wednesday and Delhi Belly, it’s time for Director Raj Kumar Gupta’s critically acclaimed debut film Aamir, starring Rajiv Khandelwal, to get a Tamil remake.
UTV has licensed the 2008 hit film to Shoundaryan Pictures, owned by Vidyal Raju. The Tamil version will be directed by debutant Anand Krishna. The lead role essayed by Khandelwal in the original will be reprised by Vidarth of Mynaa fame.
“We are excited to bring a remake of our first UTV Spot-boy release Aamir, which also started our successful association with Raj Kumar Gupta and Amit Trivedi. We have also remade ‘A Wednesday’ in the past in Tamil and Telugu and have witnessed that great content finds its way to the hearts of audiences,” Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
“I’m really happy to hear that my first film Aamir is now being remade in Tamil. The Tamil audience is very discerning, and I’m confident that the Tamil remake of Aamir, which was a great story, will garner as much acclaim as its Hindi version,” said Gupta, who is currently directing Ghanchakkar, his third movie with UTV.
Director Krishna, who is debuting with the Tamil remake, said, “In the Hindi version, Raj Kumar Gupta has shown the underbelly of Mumbai, and I will be showing the other side of Chennai. The original film has a very powerful screenplay, and I hope that I can create the same magic with the remake.”