Ajith has started working on Pink’s Tamil remake. Sources close to the unit says portions featuring the actor will be shot in the next 25 days.
The actor is reportedly in Hyderabad shooting for the project, which originally starred Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan.
Ajith started working on the project after paying his respects to the late actor Sridevi on her first death anniversary on Saturday in Chennai, Hindustan Times reported. A source adds, “Initially, we were planning to release the film on May 1 (Thala’s birthday), but now it looks like we need some more time. Only thirty percent of the shoot has been completed. If everything goes well, the film will have an August release approximately by Independence Day. We didn’t want to finish the film in hurry.”
Ajith had previously shared screen space with Sridevi in English Vinglish. Earlier, in a statement, Boney Kapoor stated that remaking Pink was Ajith’s idea.
“Ajith suggested remaking Pink in Tamil. She (Sridevi) immediately agreed with him as she thought it was the most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Boney had said in a statement.
The Tamil remake will be helmed by director H Vinoth, who has also directed Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru. The film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Nirav Shah and editing by Gokul Chandran.
“I have been following the work of Vinoth, who owns an impeccable cult of filmmaking. Especially, his previous release Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru had amazed me incredibly for its raw and realistic treatment. The way he chooses unique story premises and transfuses them with engrossing narration assured me that he will be the right person to materialize Pink in Tamil,” Boney Kapoor had said earlier.