Ace filmmaker AR Murugadoss has established himself as a hit maker not just in the south, but also in Bollywood. He has helmed remakes of his south Indian blockbusters with Bollywood A-listers in the past. While Ghajini and Holiday, with Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar respectively, were big hits, his previous film Akira was a dud at the box office.
Murugadoss is gearing up to start shooting his third film with Ilayathalapathy Vijay. His Dussehra release, Spyder with Tollywood star Mahesh Babu in the lead has released to mixed response and speculations were rife that the director will remake the city-based spy-thriller in Hindi with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
Murugadoss, however, clarified saying he will only make an original film, should he collaborate with Salman. “Salman has a huge following in Andhra Pradesh too. They would be disappointed to see him doing something they’ve already seen another superstar do. No, I will make only an original film with Salman,” he was quoted as saying in a report in Deccan Chronicle.
The same report also said he and Murugadoss have agreed to do another film together as soon as he finishes writing a script that satisfies both of them.
Murugadoss’s Spyder revolves around an Intelligence Bureau official, who eavesdrop on private calls to fight crimes, and his efforts to stop a sadistic killer that commit mass murders. The bilingual film marked the debut of Mahesh in Tamil. Actor SJ Suryah has received a unanimous thumbs up from the media and critics for his performance in the main antagonist role that was seemingly inspired by Joker from The Dark Knight. It stars Rakul Preet Singh as female lead.