The Tamil remake of Pink (2016), which will be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor, was officially launched in a customary ceremony in December. The yet-untitled project will star Ajith Kumar, last seen in Pongal release Viswasam (2019), in the lead role.
On Sunday, a day after he paid his respects to Sridevi on her first death anniversary, Ajith is believed to have joined the sets in Hyderabad where most of the film will be shot in Ramoji Film City.
To be seen playing a lawyer for the first time in his career, Ajith will be reprising megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s role from the original.
The project, being directed by H Vinoth, will mark Kapoor’s foray into Tamil film production. Apparently, it was late Sridevi’s wish that Ajith does a film in her husband’s production.
“While working with Ajith in English Vinglish (2012), 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 most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Kapoor said in a statement.
The film will also star Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang, Adhik Ravichandran and Rangaraj Pandey in crucial roles. Vidya Balan, who will be making her Tamil debut, will be seen playing Ajith’s wife.
The film, slated to be released on 1 May this year, will feature music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Popular lensman Nirav Shah has been roped in for the camera work.
Kapoor also confirmed that he has another project with Ajith in the offing. “We hope to bring the remake of Pink to theatres on 1 May 2019. 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 the 10 April 2020,” he said.