Mani Ratnam’s O Kadhal Kanmani (OKK) will soon be remade in Hindi. Director-producer Karan Johar will be remaking this film, with one of his former assistants Shaad Ali directing it.
Actors Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur will reprise the roles of Nithya Menen and Dulquer Salmaan in the remake. Karan, who is currently shooting Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead, took to Twitter to make this announcement.
“Honored to collaborate with Mani Ratnam on the recreation of his labour of love… Directed by Shaad Ali… Cast coming up (sic),” he wrote. “Mani Ratnam… Gulzar saab… AR Rahman… Shaad and us present Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur in the official recreation of OK Kanmani (sic),” he further tweeted.
AR Rahman, who scored music for the original movie, will be doing it for the Hindi film as well. The screenplay of the film is reportedly being co-written by Mani and Ali. O Kadhal Kanmani, a modern day take on live-in relationships, was one of the biggest hits in 2015. The remake will go on floors early this year.