The superhit suspense-thriller, Andhadhun which released in 2018, starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead is now being remade in Tamil.
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Andhadhun, last week hit on bull’s eye, as it went on to win not one, but three National Awards. For the Best Actor, Best Hindi film and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. The film had set cash registers ringing at the box office after its release last year. Which went on to become one of the biggest hits in Bollywood in 2018.
Post declaration of National Awards, there have been producers lining up from South film industries for the remake rights from the Hindi makers.
There were rumors about South star Dhanush leading the race to play the lead in the Tamil remake, but now as per reports, it won’t be Dhanush, instead, it will be Tamil actor Prashanth who will be stepping in Ayushmann’s shoes.
Thiagarajan, Prashanth’s father and producer, who had earlier already remade a Sriram Raghavan film Johnny Gaddaar, has bought the remake rights of Andhadhun.
Tamil actor Prashanth will be stepping in Ayushmann’s shoes for Andhadhun remake
In an interview with an entertainment portal, Thiagarajan shared, “Every time a star expressed interest, the rate shot up, but in the end, since I have a good rapport with the production house, having bought their Special 26 rights, I managed to get the rights for this film as well.” He also revealed about his son Prashanth will play the lead while the other cast and crew is yet to be finalized. He opened up about how his son will fit perfect for this role, Thiagarajan said, “Prashanth has passed grade 4 in piano at the Trinity College of London. We have a grand piano in our home, and he plays on it almost daily. This role is going to be a cakewalk for him.”
Moreover, the film Andhadhun revolves around Akash (the character played by Ayushmann Khurrana), a piano player pretends to be visually-impaired, unwittingly becomes entangles in a number of problems as he witnesses the murder of a former film actor. The film also stars Radhika Apte and Tabu in the lead roles.