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Nivetha Thomas may reprise Taapsee Pannu’s role in Pink Telugu remake


Pawan Kalyan is already attached to star in the Telugu remake of Pink (2016).

Haricharan Pudipeddi

It has already been announced that Pawan Kalyan will star in the Telugu remake of Pink (2016). The latest update is that actress Nivetha Thomas will most likely reprise Taapsee Pannu’s role from the original.

An official announcement is yet awaited. The makers are yet to finalise actresses for the roles essayed by two other women in the film.

As per sources close to Kalyan, he recently watched Pink and felt it’d be an important and relevant film to remake for Telugu audiences.

Sriram Venu, who was recently signed to direct Allu Arjun's Icon (2020), will be donning the director's hat for this Pink remake, which is currently dubbed PSPK 26.

"Allu Arjun has agreed to start working on Icon after Sriram completes the Pawan Kalyan film. Similar to the Tamil version, Nerkonda Paarvai, the Telugu remake will have a fine balance between the social message and the commercial elements. Pawan has given a 20-day call sheet and the film is expected to go on floors later this year,” a source was quoted in the report by CinemaExpress.com

To be produced jointly by Dil Raju and Boney Kapoor, the Telugu version is likely to have dialogues by filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas, a regular collaborator with Pawan Kalyan.

The Tamil version of Pink, which released earlier this year, starred Ajith in the role of a lawyer with bipolar issues. Directed by H Vinoth, Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) went on to strike gold at the box office with worldwide gross over Rs150 crore.

Pink, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in key roles, is the story of three women, who are aided by a lawyer in a molestation case against three boys from influential backgrounds.