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Shivrajkumar to star in Kannada remake of Ajith’s Viswasam

Actor Ajith Kumar’s Tamil blockbuster Viswasam, which released earlier this year for Pongal festival, is all set to be remade in Kannada. Superstar Shivrajkumar is in talks to star in the remake.

regional movies Updated: May 06, 2019 21:09 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times
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Shivrajkumar in a still from Tagaru.

Actor Ajith Kumar’s Tamil blockbuster Viswasam, which released earlier this year for Pongal festival, is all set to be remade in Kannada. Superstar Shivrajkumar is in talks to star in the remake which is most likely to go on the floors from November.

According to a report by Silverscreen, Shivrajkumar has confirmed initiating talks with the producers of Viswasam.

“Talks are on and I will be confirming it in two to three days. I’ve spoken to the producers and it is very likely to be finalised. Shoot may begin in November or December this year. I liked Ajith’s performance in Viswasam. There’s a lovely sentiment and it’s an emotional family drama. The Kannada audience will definitely enjoy the film.”

The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised as soon as the official announcement is made.

Shivrajkumar, who has over 100 films to his credit, currently awaits the release of Kannada action-drama Rustum, starring Shraddha Srinath and Vivek Oberoi. He also has films such as SRK, Drona and Anand in the pipeline.

Interestingly, Viswasam was dubbed and released in Kannada as Jaga Malla just last month. The film was not received well unlike Ajith’s previous releases like Vivegam.

Directed by Siva, Viswasam starred Ajith and Nayanthara as the lead pair. The film went on to perform extremely well at the box-office and grossed over Rs 100 crore from Tamil Nadu alone.

Ajith currently awaits the release of Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of Pink. The film marks the debut of Boney Kapoor into southern cinema.

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First Published: May 06, 2019 21:09 IST