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Priyadarshan to direct cop drama Visaaranai in Hindi

The remake rights of the critically acclaimed Tamil drama on police brutality, Visaaranai, has been bought by veteran Malayalam director Priyadarshan.

regional movies Updated: Feb 11, 2016 14:26 IST
Priyadarshan will direct and produce the Hindi remake of Vetrimaaran’s Visaaranai. (Nikkilcinema )

Critically-acclaimed Tamil drama Visaaranai about police brutality, directed by filmmaker Vetrimaaran, will be remade in Hindi. The remake rights have been bought by director Priyadarshan. “Yes, the Hindi remake rights have been acquired by Priyadarshan,” said Vetrimaaran.

Priyadarshan will direct and produce the Hindi remake. According to some reports, Akshay Kumar was rumoured to be part of the project. However, it was denied by Vetrimaaran.

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“Akshay being a part of the film is just a rumour. It’s not true,” he said. Based on Tamil novel Lock Up by auto driver M Chandrakumar, the film is partly inspired from real events from his own life.

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There have been rumours that Akshay Kumar will be a part of the project, but Vetrimaaran has denied it. (Nikkilcinema )

The film, which had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival last year, is currently running in Indian theatres. It features Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Ajay Ghosh and Kishore in important roles.

First Published: Feb 11, 2016 14:22 IST