Southern remake for Jolly LLB

  • Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Mar 30, 2013 14:35 IST
  • This week Neil Nitin Mukesh's 3G is releasing along with Jolly LLB and Mere Dad Ki Maruti.

  • Ram Kapoor and Saqib Saleem in a still from Mere Dad Ki Maruti.

  • Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in a poster of Jolly LLB.

  • Bollywood actors Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan pose during the photoshoot for their upcoming film 3G in Mumbai on March 13. (PTI Photo)

  • Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan compliment eachother quite well! (PTI Photo)

  • It's the first time that the two have been paired together onscreen. (AFP Photo)

  • That's some attitude! Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan pose in style. (AFP Photo)

  • Dusky beauty Sonal Chauhan flaunts a little cleavage as she poses for the shoot. (AFP Photo)

  • Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan ooze oomph in a sexy pose for their film 3G. (AFP Photo)

Director Subhash Kapoor’s recent release Jolly LLB, which has been well appreciated by critics and audiences alike, will now be remade down south. An insider close to film reveals that the makers Fox Star Studios have already been approached by producers from the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam industries for a remake.

Vijay Singh, chief executive officer at the Fox Star Studios confirms the news saying, “Yes, we have received offers for remakes in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. We are in talks with some producers who want to buy the rights of the film.” The production house also seems to be in two minds about selling the rights to the Tamil remake. “We are into producing Tamil films ourselves, so we’ll have to discuss that further,” says Singh.

However, Singh refrains from divulging the names of the producers who have lined up to buy the rights as the negotiations are still on. “The paperwork is yet to be completed so we won’t be able to disclose any names. Rest assured, the transaction will get done this week,” he adds.

The legal comedy was the first full-fledged Hindi production undertaken by Fox. It was made for R13.5 crore, which includes the cost of production, prints and marketing and promotion.

“We are expecting to bag R31 crore by the end of this week. We are already in a profit making situation,” says Singh.


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