Actor Ajith Kumar, who currently awaits the release of rural Tamil action drama Viswasam, will next be seen in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Pink, which will be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor. The project was officially launched on Friday in Chennai and the opening ceremony was immediately followed by regular shooting. The film marks Boney Kapoor’s foray into Tamil filmdom and he said in a statement that it has been his longtime desire to produce a film in Tamil. The remake will be directed by H Vinoth, most popular for helming last year’s Tamil actioner Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru.
Apparently, it was late Sridevi’s wish that Ajith does a film in her husband Boney Kapoor’s production. “While working together with Ajith for English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith does a Tamil film for our home production. Nothing exciting came up till one day last year. Ajith suggested remaking Pink in Tamil. She immediately agreed with him as she thought it was most appropriate and timely film to make, and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Kapoor said in a statement.
He went on to add that he is extremely happy to be finally making inroads into the Tamil film industry. “Tamil industry has always been a special zone for me. In fact, it’s been a long journey involving both Ajith and me to collaborate for a film, which he took up as a sheer commitment from the time he shared screen space with my wife Sridevi in English Vinglish. Accordingly, what we both earnestly looked up was a suitable content that will add a special mileage to our respective works. We are now delighted to have joined hands for Pink.”