Arjun Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra in Thani Oruvan’s Hindi remake
Director Mohan Raja’s Thani Oruvan is undoubtedly one of the most talked about Tamil films in recent times. The movie starring Jayam Ravi, Aravind Swamy and Nayanthara in the lead roles was a huge success, both critically and commercially.
Inspired by it’s sensational success, the movie was remade in Telugu as Dhruva with Ram Charan and Aravind Swamy in the lead roles. Now, the movie is getting a Hindi version as filmmaker Sabbir Khan has signed the deal with a prominent production house in Mumbai.
Sabbir Khan has made three films as of now- Heropanti, Bhaagi and the upcoming Munna Michael, all three starring Tiger Shroff in the lead. As per reports, the director is trying to rope in young stars Arjun Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra to play the leads in the Hindi remake of Thani Oruvan.
Thani Oruvan is about a righteous cop trying to put an end to a rogue scientist and his crime world. Jayam Ravi played the police officer’s role in the movie and Nayanthara was paired opposite him. Aravind Swamy essayed the negative role in the movie.
Rumours are abuzz that Arjun Kapoor will be reprising Aravind Swamy’s role from the original. The veteran actor won rave reviews for his portayal of Sidharth Abhimanyu, a villain who is in stark contrast to the ones that we usually get to see in commercial movies. Eventhough Arjun Kapoor has done grey shaded characters in films like Ishaqzaade, Aurangazeb and Gunday, this will be quite a challenge as he has got some very big shoes to fill.
Both Sidharth Malhotra and Arjun Kapoor are yet to sign the dotted lines. An official announcement regarding the project is expected to be made in the coming days.