Vijay turns Pokiri
Stories had been doing the rounds of the probability of actor Vijay doing the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Pokiri. Now it is official. At a media briefing yesterday, Vijay said the Tamil film will have the same title.
‘After Aathee, I wanted the next to be on a extravagant scale. Impressed with the Telugu film, decided to go ahead. All along had been waiting for the right project and thankfully it happened now.’
Outlining the knot, Vijay added that Pokiri is all about a baddie who gets rid of unscrupulous elements of the society. Only later it transpires that a cop was in the garb of a thug.’
The Telugu version featuring Mahesh Babu, Illena, Prakashraj and Shayaji Shinde (directed by Puri Jaganath) is doing a brisk business wherever it has been screened.
The Tamil version would be directed by choreographer-actor-director Prabhudeva, pitting Asin opposite Vijay.
Dwelling further, Vijay said that Pokiri means mischevious, an individual with his prankish ways. ‘It is my long cherished dream to dance for a song choreographed Prabhudeva. I am lucky to feature in a full length film to be directed by him’.
Having seen Teluge movies like Nuvvastanantae Nenodantana directed by Prabhudeva, Vijay sounded confident of a quality entertainer from the dancing wizard.
A man of few words, Prabhudeva said, Pokiri would be certainly different from the original and appease the fans of Vijay. Neccessary adjustments in the script will be made, keeping a different audience in mind.’
Asin, who plays the role of an aerobics instructor, said she looked forward to the film, ‘with a good role to perform.’
The cast includes Prakashraj, Vadivelu, Nasser and Nepolean. Music is by Manisharma. Produced by Ramesh Babu of Sri Kanaka Rathna Movie, the film is to hit the floors 1 July and planned for a Pongal release.
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