2014 comedy-crime Tamil film ‘Jigarthanda’ is one of the few films in the Tamil cinema which has received great critical acclaim and great response from viewers. Directed by Karthik Subaraj, ‘Jigarthanda’ featured Siddharth, Bobby Simha and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles. The film was produced by Kathiresan and is one of the hits of 2014. ‘Jigarthanda’ is now being remade in Bollywood and will be directed by Nishikanth Kamat who directed ‘Force’. It was being reported earlier that the film will have some big names being roped in and the latest reports confirm that some top actors have been roped in for the remake.
“Actor Sanjay Dutt has always been the front runner for the Asault Sethu role enacted by Bobby Simhaa. Even Sanjay Dutt was impressed with the character arc of Sethu and decided to get on board. Shooting of this flick is expected to go on floors in January 2018,” a report in DC quoted a source. “Currently, Nishikanth is working on the script of Jigarthanda’s Hindi version,” the report added further.
It is also being reported that Farhan Akthar may be roped in for the role which was played by Siddharth in the original. However, the reports haven’t yet confirmed when these two stars will begin shooting for the remake of Jigarthanda. The film won two National Awards – Bobby Simha for Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing for Vivek Harshan. The story of Jigarthanda was set in Madurai and revolved around rustic characters. What will be interesting to see in the remake would be to see what town the makers would choose as the backdrop.