Bollywood blockbuster Raajneeti is the latest movie, which will be remade in Tamil. UTV Motion Pictures is planning to remake the film in Kollywood with Aarya, Madhavan, Prakash Raj, Sathyaraj and Bharath in the leads.
Arya might do Ranbir's role in the Tamil version of the hit Hindi multistarrer
Politics and films go hand-inglove in Tamil Nadu. And, politically-charged films have often created a stir in the state. Based on this, if rumours are to be believed, a Mumbai-based corporate is planning to remake the Bollywood superhit Raajneeti in Tamil. Arya is said to be the frontrunner to play Ranbir Kapoor's role in the Tamil version.
If the move comes through, the film could be among the biggest multistarrers in Tamil cinema as the original had big names like Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Naseeruddin Shah and Arjun Rampal in the lead. The Kollywood names currently doing the rounds for the project are Madhavan, Arya, Sathyaraj, Prakash Raj, and Bharath. The studio is looking at big-name directors who can pull-off multistarrers, for Raajneeti. Shankar and Lingusamy seem to be the frontrunners for the project.
"But, there are doubts about Shankar signing on the project as he is currently doing a remake with Nanban and might not be keen on doing another remake immediately," says a source. On the other hand, chances are bright for Lingusamy, as the director's upcoming Vettai is being co-produced by the studio. "He has also inked a threefilm deal with them for his other productions which might land him this flick," adds the source.