The shooting of the Telugu remake of Pink will begin next month, say sources and now reports have it that Nivetha Thomas may be reprising the role done by Taapsee Pannu from the original. However, official confirmation on this is awaited.
Pawan Kalyan will be playing Amitabh Bachchanâ€™s role in the film and will be joining the sets in February. The star stayed away from the lime light due to his political commitments and decided to don the greasepaint for Pink remake considering the meaty role he is offered. His last outing at the theatres was with Agnyaathavaasi, which released in 2018.
Agnyaathavaasi, directed by Trivikram Srinivas, had Pawan Kalyan and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles, with Adhi Pinisetty and Anu Emmanuel in important roles. Despite a very grand opening, it failed to sustain at the box office.
For the Pink remake, Sriram Venu will be wielding the megaphone with ace director Tirvikram Srinivas penning the dialogues. Boney Kapoor and Dil Raju are bankrolling the remake under their respective banners.
Incidentally, Boney Kapoor forayed into the Tamil film industry by bankrolling the Tamil remake of Pink. Titled as Nerkonda Paarvai in Tamil, the remake starred Ajith in the lead role. Directed by H. Vinoth, the film had Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam and Andrea Tariang in important roles along with journo Rangaraj Pandey and director Adhik Ravichandran. The film had music by Yuvan Shankar Raja with Nirav Shah cranking the camera and Praveen KL in charge of the editing.
Pink was a critically acclaimed film and had won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. It was directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and starred Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role with Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Vijay Varma, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra and Mamata Shankar in pivotal roles.
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