July 29 : Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani are set to create the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit film Thadam, and Aditya Roy Kapur has been roped in to play the lead.
Helmed by debutant director Vardhan Ketkar, Thadam Hindi remake is an action thriller based on true events. The film will see Aditya Roy Kapur in a double role, for the first time in his carrer. Both the characters are completely different from each other. The film is expected to go on floors in September this year.
Taking to its official Instagram handle, T-Series made the announcement along with a picture of Aditya with the director duo. “We're excited to announce our next, a thriller, starring @adityaroykapur in a double role for the first time. Hindi remake of the Tamil hit, #Thadam, to be directed by @v__________k. Produced by #BhushanKumar's @tseriesfilms & @muradkhetani's @cine1studios. #tseries @aseemarrora.” the caption read.
The producer duo had earlier churned out the hit film Kabir Singh, and their film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starring Kartik Aaryan is still being filmed. Sandeep Vanga’s directorial Animal starring Ranbir Kapoor is another film being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani.
An elated Aditya was excited about his double role in the challenging film and said in a statement, “I am inspired and excited to be a part of telling such an interesting story. The original film was incredibly riveting and entertaining, and it left a lasting impression on me. As an actor, getting a chance to do a double role is double the preparation and double the challenge, and I’m certainly up for it! I look forward to collaborating with Bhushanji, Murad Bhai, and Vardhan to bring this exciting thriller to the screen soon.”
After the release of Thadam in 2019, Murad Khetani was keen to make the Hindi version, and acquired the rights of making the film in Hindi as he wanted the story to reach the masses. Later, he approached Bhushan Kumar, who came on board. Aditya was chosen for the role as the story demanded a strong personality like his.