Bollywood hit movie 'Badhaai Ho' is all set to have a Malayalam version. Not just Malayalam, it is to be remade in all South Indian languages.
Producer Boney Kapoor is planning the remakes in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
"I have acquired the rights of 'Badhaai Ho' under my production house Bayview for all the south Indian languages. I was keen on remaking it as it is a film that resonates with both the masses and classes," Boney told IANS.
Interestingly, Twitter is already abuzz with the likely cast. While some have suggested Tamil actor Siddharth to play the lead, a few have cited Tovino Thomas as well. Remya Krishnan and Asha Sarath are the choices for Neena Gupta's role both in Tamil and Malayalam.
Urvashi's name has also been suggested in Malayalam as Tovino and the actress had earlier shared the screen space in 2018 movie 'Ente Ummante Peru'. Well, let's wait for an official casting.
Currently, Boney is also working on the remake of the 2016 Hindi film "Pink" with Tamil star Ajith. The shooting will start in July and the film will release in April 2020.
Asked why he is remaking Hindi films, he said: "Earlier I used to buy rights of south Indian films to make in Hindi. Now I am reversing the process."
Boney had backed the Salman Khan-starrer "Wanted", which was a remake of the Telugu film "Pokiri".
"Badhaai Ho", which stars Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra, is based on the story of an elderly couple who are expecting their third child.
According to IMDb customer ratings, "Badhaai Ho" was among the top five Indian movies of 2018.