Nazriya made her acting debut with Tamil-Malayalam bilingual 'Neram' in 2013.

Nazriya to reprise Taapsee Pannus role in Pink remake
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 18:50

It has already been announced that Ajith, who awaits the release of Viswasam, will next be seen in the Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer Pink.

To be directed H Vinoth of Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru fame, the project marks the foray of producer Boney Kapoor into Tamil filmdom. The film was officially launched last week and the team has begun shooting, tentatively titled Thala 59. 

While it has been already confirmed that Ajith will be reprising Amitabh’s role, reports are that makers have roped in Nazriya to reprise Taapsee's role in the Tamil remake.

Nazriya made her acting debut with Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Neram in 2013 and followed it up with Atlee-directorial Raja Rani which brought her huge recognition. Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah was her last Tamil film, while Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days was the last Malayalam film she starred in.

Post wedding Nazriya decided to take a break from acting and has been out of the film circuit for the past four years. She recently made a comeback in Malayalam with Koode which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and was directed by Anjali Menon.   

The rest of the cast and crew of the Tamil remake of Pink are yet to be officially announced. During the launch of the film, TV anchor Rangaraj Pandey and Director Adhik Ravichandran were found standing alongside the crew members of the movie and it was not clear whether they attended the celebration as a guest or they are part of the cast in the film.

Now reports have emerged that  Rangaraj Pandey and Adhik Ravichandran have been signed for key roles in the film. According to Cinema Vikatan, Pandey will be seen playing the character of an advocate opposite Ajith and Adhik will play the main antagonist in the film.

Apparently, it was late Sridevi's wish that her husband produces a film with Ajith in Tamil.  "While working with Ajith in English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith does a Tamil film for our home production. Nothing exciting came up till one day last year; Ajith suggested remaking Pink in Tamil.  She immediately agreed as she thought it was most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Kapoor said in a statement. Ajith had played a cameo in the Tamil version of English Vinglish.

On his decision to produce a Tamil film, Kapoor said," Tamil industry has always been special for me. In fact, it’s been a long journey involving Ajith to collaborate for a film, which he took up as a sheer commitment from the time he shared screen space with my wife in English Vinglish. Accordingly, what we both earnestly searched for suitable content that will add a special mileage to our respective works. We are now delighted to have joined hands for Pink."

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