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Mohan Raja to direct Andhadhun Tamil remake with Prashanth

Actor Prashanth will star in the remake which will be bankrolled by his father Thiagarajan.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Filmmaker Mohan Raja, whose last film was Velaikkaran (2017), has been roped in to direct the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Hindi thriller Andhadhun (2018). Actor Prashanth will star in the remake which will be bankrolled by his father Thiagarajan.

Prashanth was last seen in Johnny (2018), a Tamil remake of Johnny Gaddar (2007). This will be the second Sriram Raghavan film’s remake that will feature Prashanth, and his father has revealed that the shoot will begin very soon.

“Almost every production house and star in our industry was trying to get the remake rights for this film. But I’ve been in talks with the Bollywood [Hindi cinema] production house since its release because the script is a powerful one. Every time a star expressed interest, the rate shot up, but in the end, since I’ve a good rapport with the production house, having bought their Special 26 (2013) rights, I managed to get the rights for this film as well,"  Thiagarajan told the newspaper Times of India.

At one point, Dhanush was interested in acquiring the Tamil remake rights of Andhadhun. While promoting his Hollywood film The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir (2019), he had expressed his interest to star in the remake.

 While Prashant will play the lead, the rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon. Thiagarajan went on to add that Prashanth will be perfect for the role because he’s a pianist in real life as well.

“Prashanth has passed grade 4 in piano at the Trinity College of London. We have a grand piano in our home, and he plays on it almost daily. This role is going to be a cakewalk for him,” he said.

The project is expected to go on the floors very soon. Apparently, talks have been initiated with Ramya Krishnan for Tabu’s role.