Radhika Apte, the Indian actor, is all set to be seen alongside actor Vikrant Massey in the Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Forensic, which will be directed by Vishal Furia and written by Vishal Kapoor.
Apte took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the news and also unveiled the first look poster of the film. In a press release, she said, “There is a particular way to navigate thriller movies and Forensic hits all the right notes.”
Mansi Baga, the founder of Mini Films, had acquired the Hindi remake rights of Forensic in December 2020 and Massey was roped in to play the protagonist.
Forensic will mark Massey and director Furia’s second collaboration, the first one being the web series Criminal Justice. The film will be produced by Deepak Mukut, Mansi Bagla, and Varun Bagla under their Soham Rockstar Entertainment and Mini Films banners, and co-produced by Hunar Mukut.
The Malayalam film Forensic is a crime and mystery thriller starring Tovino Thomas as the protagonist. It was released in theatres in February 2020 and is currently streaming on Netflix. The story revolves around a forensic officer who uses his skills to catch a psychotic serial killer whose victims are little girls. The film also features Mamta Mohandas, Reba Monica John, Renji Panicker, Dhanesh Anand, and Saiju Kurup in prominent roles.
It is unclear whose role will be reprised by Apte in the Hindi remake.
Earlier, in a chat with Silverscreen India, Furia had said while the original film was ‘lovely’, its Hindi remake would be better.
“The story can be told for a pan-Indian audience in a better way with stronger characters and different drama. There is a lot of scope to make the film better which is why I agreed to do it. This remake has quite a few changes and it will almost look like a new film. There will be new elements that will be brought in,” he had said.
Meanwhile, Apte, who was last seen in the Disney+ Hotstar series OK Computer, is currently busy filming Vasan Bala’s upcoming film Monica, O My Darling, which also features Rajkummar Rao and Huma Qureshi.
Massey, on the other hand, was last seen in 14 Phere. He is also part of Santosh Sivan’s Mumbaikar, the Hindi remake of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Tamil film Maanagaram. He was earlier shooting for Love Hostel, directed by Shanker Raman.