Pawan Kalyan to star in ‘Pink’ Telugu remake

‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ (NKP), acclaimed Hindi film ‘Pink’ is now getting a Telugu version. Pawan Kalyan will be essaying the lead role played by Amitabh Bachchan in the original and Ajith in the Tamil version. Sriram Venu will be directing the film and Boney Kapoor, who also produced ‘NKP’, is funding it jointly with Dil Raju.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh broke the news by tweeting,

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 [2018].

‘Pink’ directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is a social-drama that had Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang in lead roles. The movie discussed sensitive issues about women’s rights and dignity. It won widespread critical acclaim and even bagged the National film award for Best Film on other social issues.

The Tamil version ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’, which got released earlier this year, was slightly adapted to suit the sensibilities of the native audience. While Ajith reprised the role played by Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan did an additional character as Ajith’s wife. Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang and Rangaraj Pandey did the other major roles. Critics rated ‘NKP’ as a faithful remake of the original and it also had a good run at the box office.