A few days ago, there were reports that producer Kathiresan had bagged the Tamil remake rights of popular Malayalam film, Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Speculation was also that Sarathkumar and Sasikumar have been considered to play the roles, which was essayed by Prithviraj and Biju Menon in the original.
According to latest reports, Sithara Entertainment, which had earlier produced Jersey and Premam, has acquired the Telugu remake rights of the film. Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna apparently approached the production house and expressed his interest to play one of the leads in the film.
Sources also say that the makers have already initiated talks with actor Rana Daggubati to reprise Prithviraj’s role from the original. An official announcement will be made to post the coronavirus crisis. Major portions of the film are likely to be shot in Ooty and Kodaikanal where Ayyapanum Koshiyum was also filmed.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum was about the ego clash between a police officer named Ayyappan Nair, played by Biju Menon, and a retired havildar named Koshy Kurien, essayed by Prithviraj.
The film was praised by the audience and critics alike. Directed by Sachy, the film also featured actors like Ranjith, Anil Nedumangad, Sabumon Abdusamad, Alencier Ley Lopez, and Anna Rajan in pivotal roles.
Meanwhile, Rana Daggubati is also waiting for the release of Kaadan, directed by Prabhu Solomon. The film was scheduled to have a worldwide release on April 2 in three languages. However, it got postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The actor is also working on a period film titled Madai Thiranthu, directed by Sathya Siva.