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Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul were the original lead in the Hindi film.

On Friday, it was officially announced that actor Vidharth, best known for his work in films such as Kurangu Bommai and Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu, will be seen playing the role of Jyothika’s husband in the Tamil remake of Tumhari Sulu film.

Manav Kaul played the role fittingly in the original and Vidharth is set reprise the role in the Tamil remake. Recently, the makers of the film signed popular Telugu actor Lakshmi Manchu to play Neha Dhupia’s role from the original. In the film, Neha plays the head of a radio station.

After delivering a stunning performance in director Bala’s Naachiyaar, where she played a fearless, hot-headed, profanity-spewing cop, Jyothika has two exciting projects in her kitty this year.

She will be seen next in Mani Ratnam’s multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, in which she shares screen space with Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari.

She also has the remake of Vidya Balan’s critically-acclaimed Tumhari Sulu in the offing. The film is to be directed by Radha Mohan, who had earlier worked with Jyothika in the award-winning Tamil drama Mozhi.The yet-to-be-titled remake is expected to go on the floors in May.

Apparently, Jyothika and Radha Mohan have been planning to work together for quite some time and both felt Tumhari Sulu, which struck gold at the box-office, would be the best option.

On signing the project, Jyothika told Times of India: “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. Tumhari Sulu is a hugely special film for me and I wish Jyotika all the best in spreading the Sulu love.” In the film, Vidya plays a hard-working homemaker, who works as an RJ on a late night show. 

The filmmakers have roped in cinematographer Mahesh Muthuswami and editor Praveen KL for the project. The project is produced by Dhananjayan of Bofta Media Works India.

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