Pink Tamil remake, starring Ajith and produced by Boney Kappor, launched in Chennai; film to release on 1 May, 2019
At the launch of the Tamil version of Pink, Boney Kapoor revealed it was his late wife Sridevi's idea to collaborate with Ajith.
Actor Ajith Kumar, who currently awaits the release of rural Tamil action drama Viswasam, will next be seen in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Pink, which will be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor. The project was officially launched on Friday in Chennai and the opening ceremony was immediately followed by regular shooting. The film marks Boney Kapoor’s foray into Tamil filmdom and he said in a statement that it has been his longtime desire to produce a film in Tamil. The remake will be directed by H Vinoth, most popular for helming last year’s Tamil actioner Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru.
Apparently, it was late Sridevi’s wish that Ajith does a film in her husband Boney Kapoor’s production. “While working together with Ajith for English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith does a Tamil film for our home production. Nothing exciting came up till one day last year. Ajith suggested remaking Pink in Tamil. She immediately agreed with him as she thought it was most appropriate and timely film to make, and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Kapoor said in a statement.
He went on to add that he is extremely happy to be finally making inroads into the Tamil film industry. “Tamil industry has always been a special zone for me. In fact, it’s been a long journey involving both Ajith and me to collaborate for a film, which he took up as a sheer commitment from the time he shared screen space with my wife Sridevi in English Vinglish. Accordingly, what we both earnestly looked up was a suitable content that will add a special mileage to our respective works. We are now delighted to have joined hands for Pink.”
Talking about roping in Vinoth to direct the project, Kapoor said, “I have been following Vinoth’s work. His last release Theeran amazed me incredibly with its raw and realistic treatment. The way he chooses unique stories and backs them with engrossing narration assured me that he will be the right person to direct Pink in Tamil.”
Kapoor also confirmed that he will join hands with Ajith for one more project, which will go on the floors soon after the release after their first production venture. “We hope to bring the remake of Pink to theatres on 1 May, 2019. We are subsequently doing another film together and that will be scheduled to go on the floors in July 2019 and will be released on 10 April, 2020.”
For the tentatively titled AK59, Yuvan Shankar Raja has been signed to compose music, while Nirav Shah will crank the camera. The rest of the cast and crew, according to the makers, will be announced in due course.
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