Boney Kapoor, one of the well-known producers in Bollywood, forayed into the Tamil film industry with the Ajith starrer Nerkonda Paarvai and tasted success. Following his entry into Kollywood, the producer is keen on creating a mark in the Telugu film industry. Recently, he had acquired the southern language remake rights of the film Badhaai Ho, a comedy-drama directed by Amit Sharma. The latest, we hear is, he is in the process of producing the Telugu remake of the film. Sources say that this film will be bankrolled jointly by Boney Kapoor and Dil Raju. The producers are reportedly working on selecting the right cast and crew.
His maiden Kollywood venture Nerkonda Paarvai, directed by H. Vinoth, is the remake of the hit Bollywood flick Pink which had Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles. Vidya Balan, Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam and Andrea Tariang were a part of the star cast with journo Rangaraj Pandey and director Adhik Ravichandran in pivotal roles. The film had music by Yuvan Shankar Raja with Nirav Shah cranking the camera and Praveen KL in charge of the editing.
Badhaai Ho had Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Surekha Sikri, and Sanya Malhotra in the star cast. The film is about a middle-aged couple who get pregnant much to the disappointment of their adult son. Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial had done the scripting for this flick which is inspired from the Malayalam film Pavithram. It was bankrolled by Vineet Jain, Hemant Bhandari and Aleya Sen under the banner of Junglee Pictures and Chrome Pictures. Made on a budget of Rs 29 crore, the film collected Rs 221 crore at the box office worldwide which speaks of its commercial success.
Badhaai Ho won four awards at the 64th Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress (Critics) for Gupta, Best Supporting Actress for Sikri, and Best Supporting Actor for Rao. It also won two National Film Awards - Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Supporting Actress for Sikri.
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