Another great movie to flourish Bollywood with a fresh actor- director duo of Ajay Devgn and Priyadarshan. It will be the remake of the blockbuster film Oppam, which will celebrate 125 days of its release on Thursday. Currently, director Priyadarshan is busy with his three upcoming projects in 2017. Among them, the second is the Hindi remake of Oppam and Ajay Devgn will play the title role. The lead was essayed by Mohanlal in the original. The shooting of the movie will start from September 2017.
Priyadarshan informed IAN “The central theme of the Hindi film is the same as that of Oppam, but I have made certain ‘cultural’ changes to suit the Bollywood tastes, and it would be visible more in the first half. We are planning to start the filming in September and would be ready for release by the end of this year or early next year.”
He added that right now he has two Hindi films and a Malayalam project. One of the Hindi films is for Venus Films, for which he has done few films in the past. The script is being worked out, and the cast would be decided shortly. It could well be Abhishek Bachchan. This would be the first one to go on the floors, while the other is a fixed project of the remake version of Oppam with Ajay Devgn. Priyadarshan and director T.K. Rajeev Kumar are presently working on the script.
Ajay Devgn’s last release Shivaay was part of his home production which he directed and produced himself. And the result was a phenomenal and the movie did quite well in India. There is no release of Ajay at the first half of the year, and this versatile actor is busy with his upcoming project Baadsaho where he will be seen along with Emraan Hashmi and Ileana D’Cruz, Vidyut Jammwal and Esha Gupta. The action thriller will be directed by Milan Luthria. His another release Golmaal Again will release in the last quarter of the year.
It seems 2017 will be very busy for both Ajay Devgn and Priyadarshan, the actor and director of Oppam remake!