Bollywood star Salman Khan was bombarded with several questions during a media interaction and one of them was if he watched Malayalam films. To this, the star pointed out that he does and has also worked in a couple of Malayalam remakes like Kyunki and Bodyguard that were directed by Priyadarshan and Siddique respectively.
The interaction with the media took place in Dubai where the star is present currently to promote his upcoming film Tubelight. Salman added that he got to watch Pulimurugan recently and is keen on starring in the remake. The star also remarked that he has been trying to get in touch with director Siddique but that he couldn't reach him.
Pulimurugan, which went on to become a blockbuster, was directed by Vysakh, and had Mohanlal in the titular role, with Kamalini Mukherjee, Jagapati Babu, Lal, Vinu Mohan, and Bala in the star cast. Udayakrishna of the Udayakrishna - Siby K. Thomas duo penned the screenplay independently and the film was bankrolled by Tomichan Mulakuppadam under the banner Mulakuppadam Films. The score and soundtrack were set to tune by Gopi Sunder, and cinematography was done by Shaji Kumar.
The film was a grand success at the box office and was the first Malayalam film to gross Rs. 100 crores. It eventually earned Rs. 150 crore. Pulimurugan also won a slew of awards including the Asiavision Awards for Popular Movie, Popular Actor of the Year, Best Music Director, Best Cinematography and Best Singer – Female and the Asianet Film Awards under various categories.
If the remake with Salman Khan in the lead happens, movie buffs in Bollywood will be in for a big treat.
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