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Starring Jyothika in the lead, the Tamil version will be helmed by director Radha Mohan.

Jyothika is making some interesting career moves. After playing a ruthless, no-nonsense cop in Bala’s Naachiyaar, she will be seen playing a housewife who struggles to find her identity in the Tamil remake of Tumhari Sulu to be directed by Radha Mohan.

The makers have revealed that the remake has been titled Kaatrin Mozhi, and that it’ll start rolling from May. It’s interesting to note that Kaatrin Mozhi is a popular number from Jyothika and Radha Mohan’s last outing, Mozhi. The makers are eyeing an October release for the film.

Apparently, Mohan and Jyothika have been planning to work together for quite some time and both felt that the Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sulu, which struck gold at the box office, would be the best option. In the film, Vidya plays a hard-working homemaker who works as an RJ on a late-night show.

National award-winning editor KL Praveen and cinematographer Mahesh Muthusamy have been roped in for the remake, which will also star Vidharth and Lakshmi Manchu in crucial roles. While Vidharth will be seen playing Jyothika’s husband, Lakshmi will reprise Neha Dhupia’s role from the original.

On signing the project, Jyothika said in a statement: “I’m a big Vidya (Balan) fan. I love her voice and command over Hindi, which is rare in Bollywood today. I’ve watched every Vidya film and Tumhari Sulu, in my opinion, is her most lovable work. I feel honoured to be stepping into her shoes. Kudos to the producers and to director Suresh (Triveni) for making such a lively, honest, real and feel-good film.”

It is rumoured that before she commences work on Kaatrin Mozhi, Jyothika will wrap up her portion for Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Teaming up with the Roja filmmaker for the first time, she’s believed to be playing Aravind Swami’s pair in the film.

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