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Remake of Mani Ratnam’s Agni Nachathiram not shelved, says Bejoy Nambiar

Bejoy Nambiar has put the remake of Mani Ratnam's movie Agni Nachathiram on hold.

By: PTI | Mumbai |
November 14, 2016 3:13:50 pm
Bejoy Nambiar, Bejoy Nambiar news, Bejoy Nambiar movies, Bejoy Nambiar upcoming movies, entertainment news Bejoy Nambiar’s last directorial project was Wazir, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles.

Director Bejoy Nambiar has put the remake of Mani Ratnam’s movie Agni Nachathiram on hold. Early this year, Bejoy was busy rewriting the Tamil version of Ratnam’s 1988 film Agni Nachathiram in Hindi. The film was supposed to go on floors this year. “Right now we are not working on this film. It’s not shelved. We have put this film on hold for sometime. It is inappropriate to talk about the reason for the delay in the shoot of this film,” Bejoy said.

Agni Nachathiram, the Tamil action-drama, was the story of two brothers, one who is legitimate and the other who is not, and how their relationship transforms with time. The original film had Prabhu and Karthik in the lead roles. For the Hindi version, Bejoy had roped-in actors Vicky Kaushal and Harshvardhan Rane to play the lead roles.

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Talking about the delay in the shooting, Harshvardhan in another interview said, “As an actor, all I can keep my focus on is that I am a part of good projects. But, finally, the film’s fate is decided by the director and producer. I am a very big admirer of Bejoy’s films, and have waited for months to be part of his film. But I have no regrets and will wait for an indefinite time as if I love and believe in something, I do it completely and unconditionally,” he said.

However, now Bejoy has said that there are some changes in the cast as well. So, does that mean Harvardhan wouldn’t be there in the film? Talking about the change, Bejoy said “The cast is changed now. We can’t give out any details right now regarding the casting of the film,” Bejoy said.

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Bejoy, who earlier in the year directed Wazir starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead role, has begun work on his next film titled Solo in Malayalam that would feature Dulquer Salmaan. Dulquer Salmaan, also popularly known as DQ, predominantly appears in Malayalam films. He is the son of noted actor Mammootty.

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