Udhayanidhi Stalin, the actor, producer and politician who was last seen in the 2020 Tamil film Psycho, has started shooting the Tamil remake of Hindi film Article 15 in Tamil Nadu’s Pollachi on Monday, the film’s makers announced in a press release.
According to the makers, the shooting had started about 10 days ago.
On Monday, the team paid their respects to late comedian Vivekh, who died last week after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Article 15 is a critically-acclaimed 2019 Hindi crime drama thriller starring Ayushmann Khurrana as an IPS officer who investigates the case of a missing Dalit girl in a remote, backward village after two Dalit girls are found hanging from a tree. While the film makes no direct reference to a specific incident, it is loosely based on the 2014 Badaun gang-rape case and the 2016 Una flogging incident. It emerged to be a box office success and grossed Rs 93.08 crore worldwide.
பொள்ளாச்சியில் நடைபெற்றுவரும் #Article15 பட தமிழ் ரீமேக் படப்பிடிப்பில் கலந்து கொண்டேன். மறைந்த அண்ணன் விவேக் அவர்களின் திருவுருவப்படத்துக்கு படப்பிடிப்பு தொடங்குவதற்கு முன்பு மரியாதை செய்தோம். சமூக மாற்றத்துக்காகவும் சுற்றுச்சூழலை காக்கவும் குரல் கொடுத்த அண்ணனின் வழி நடப்போம். pic.twitter.com/fVKAq0xJPa
— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) April 19, 2021
The yet-to-be-titled Tamil remake will be the second directorial venture of filmmaker Arunraja Kamaraj. He has previously directed the 2018 Tamil sports drama Kanaa, starring Aishwarya Rajesh and has also been a singer and actor in Tamil films. However, he has predominantly worked as a lyricist in films like Kabali, Kodi (2016), Pizza (2012), and Jigarthanda (2014).
The remake will be produced by Raahul of Romeo Pictures and presented by Bayview Project LLP and Zee Studios, who have previously produced the Tamil remake of Hindi film Pink, Nerkonda Paarvai, and are currently producing the upcoming Ajith-starrer film Valimai.
Meanwhile, Udhayanidhi made his electoral debut in the recently held Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections. He has contested as the DMK’s candidate in Chennai’s Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency. He is also working on the upcoming action crime Kannai Nambathey (directed by Mu Maran) and horror-thriller Angel (directed by KS Adhiyaman).