Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Pink, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, was a blockbuster venture that spoke about women’s consent and safety in the country. The film paved way for a lot of conversation regarding the plight of women.
Pink was remade in Tamil as Nerkonda Paarvai with Ajith reprising Amitabh’s role. Now, Telugu audiences are all set to get their own version of Pink in which Pawan Kalyan will don the lead role. The Katamarayudu actor has taken a break from politics to make his grand comeback in Tollywood.
Producer Boney Kapoor, who had secured the remake rights of Pink, will be foraying into the Telugu market with this film. He will be associating with Dil Raju for the project. Director Venu Sriram, who has signed a film titled ICON with Allu Arjun, has been brought on board to direct the Telugu remake.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to confirm the same and wrote, “BIGGG NEWS… After remaking #Pink in #Tamil, Boney Kapoor joins hands with Dil Raju to remake #Pink in #Telugu… The #Telugu remake will star Pawan Kalyan… Directed by Sriram Venu… Pawan Kalyan was last seen in #Agnyaathavaasi . (sic)”
Since Allu Arjun will kickstart his next film with Sukumar in December, Venu Sriram decided to move on to another project, before getting back to ICON. A source told Cinema Express, “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.”
Producer Dil Raju was persistent on Pawan Kalyan’s comeback and referred several directors to helm their next film. Directors Krish Jagarlamudi and Harish Shankar narrated their scripts to Pawan, but he wasn’t quite impressed with them.