Dhanush to remake Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi
Dhanush, who is awaiting the release of his highly anticipated movie VIP2, seems to have set his eyes on something big. According to latest reports, the immensely talented actor has bagged the remake rights of the widely acclaimed Bollywood movie Barfi.
Barfi, directed by Anurag Basu features Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles. The movie was a huge success, critically as well as commercially. It was selected as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 85th Academy Awards. Barfi, released in 2012, won several awards and nominations at various award ceremonies across India.
Dhanush in an earlier interview had confessed about how he much he loves the film. He had also expressed his interest in remaking it in the South. Apparently, the actor/director/producer has formally inked the remake deal. However, it is still not known if Dhanush himself will direct the project in Tamil.
The multi-faceted actor has several projects stacked in his kitty. He recently wrapped up the shoot for his debut Hollywood movie The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.
Reportedly, he will soon resume works on Gautham Menon’s Enai Nokki Paayum Thota and later move on to Maari 2. Vetrimaran’s Vada Chennai and an untitled film with Raanjhanaa director Aanand L Rai is also in the pipeline.