Vidya Balan’s act in Suresh Triveni’s ‘Tumhari Sulu’ (2017) won her Filmfare’s Best Actress award last year. The well received movie is now all set to be remade in Tamil.
Renowned actress Jyotika has been brought in to play Balan’s character of Sulu, the housewife-turned-night Radio Jockey, who becomes an instant hit and perseveres to balance her life as a home-maker and career woman, reports the Mumbai Mirror.
Balan, on the Tamil remake, said, “As a Tamil ponnu (girl), I feel happy about our film being remade in Tamil. Tumhari Sulu is a hugely special film for me and I wish Jyotika all the best in spreading the Sulu love!”
Radha Mohan, who will direct the Tamil version, said, “I am excited to be directing such an appreciated film like Tumhari Sulu, and with Jyotika, with whom we had a great association in Mozhi. I was impressed with the realistic presentation of Tumhari Sulu and hope to re-create the magic in Tamil with Jyotika.”
Talking about the news, Jyotika said, “I am a big Vidya (Balan) fan. I love her voice and command over Hindi, which is rare in Bollywood today. I’ve watched every Vidya film, and Tumhari Sulu, in my opinion, is her most lovable work. I feel honoured to be stepping into her shoes. Kudos to the producers and to Suresh (Triveni) for making such a lively, honest, real and feel-good film!”
The Tamil remake rights of the movie have been bought by the Chennai based BOFTA Media Works India, which is currently producing ‘Mr Chandramouli,’ starring Karthik, Gautham Karthi, Regina and Varalaxmi, among others. The film will be directed by Thiru.
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