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Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai to be released on 8 August: See new poster

Nerkonda Paarvai, official remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's Pink (2016), stars Ajith in the role played by the former while Shraddha Srinath reprises the latter's part.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Boney Kapoor, who forays into Southern cinema with the upcoming Tamil thriller Nerkonda Paarvai, revealed on Monday that the highly anticipated Ajith Kumar-starrer will be released on 8 August, two days ahead of the date originally set for release.

Kapoor took to Twitter and wrote: 'Nerkonda Paarvai will release worldwide on August 8th.'

“Nerkonda Paarvai” will be yet another release for Ajith on a Thursday, a pattern he has been following for his films over the past few years.

An ardent Sai Baba devotee, Ajith’s recent few films have all been released on a Thursday and it comes as no surprise that the release of Nerkonda Paarvai was advanced.

Nerkonda Paarvai, which is the official remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's Pink, stars Ajith in the role played by the former and Shraddha Srinath essaying the part played by the latter. The film marks the debut of Vidya Balan in Tamil cinema in a cameo.

In his interview with Cinema Express, director Vinoth revealed why he was hesitant to take up a remake so early on in his career.

“I know about Ajith sir fans. I have had a tough journey to build a career, and a mistake could spell disaster. I realized that there could be two issues — how his fans would consume this film and how a cult film that has admirers across the country could be remade by retaining the essence. We should first at least understand half of Pink. The challenge was also to find the right cast and crew. I told Ajith sir these issues and that I was afraid to do this film. He told me that he would not pressurize me and told me to concentrate on another script.”

However, Vinoth came home after that meeting and watched Pink on loop for three days. He realized he couldn’t afford to miss having such a distinguished film to his filmography because it kept him engaged even after watching it so many times.

“I met Ajith sir again and told him that I will explain the crux as a one-liner and if he is on the same page, then we can go ahead. It's a film about how we see and understand women and how they should be seen and understood. He said that was exactly what he thought as well,” Vinoth said.