Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin will be headlining the Tamil remake of Ayushmann Khurrana‘s 2019 hit Article 15 which was a comment on caste-based discrimination. Kanaa fame Arunraja Kamaraj will be helming the film with Raahul’s Romeo Pictures bankrolling the project and Boney Kapoor‘s Bay View Projects presenting the film in association with Zee Studios.
Udhayanidhi announced the news on his Twitter handle on Saturday evening.
— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) August 22, 2020
Article 15, helmed by Anubhav Sinhaa was based on Article 15 of the constitution which prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex, or birthplace. The investigative drama was produced by Benaras Media Works and was shot across Lucknow. Written by Gaurav Solanki along with Anubhav Sinha, the film starred Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Manoj Pahwa in important roles.
Sharing the news, Raahul, producer, Romeo Pictures says, “Following a successful endeavour in the Tamil film industry, we are very delighted to announce that our new project will be the official remake of Article 15 with Udhayanidhi Stalin playing the lead role. After considering the idea to remake the project, we initially approached director Arunraja Kamaraj, whose directorial debut Kanaa found fabulous response even outside Tamil territories, to helm this project. After discussing the required regional adaptations, he suggested Udhayanidhi Stalin for the role of the protagonist as he can easily emote and breathe more life into the character. We are now ready to go on floors with the project and will be making announcements regarding others in the cast and crew soon.”
Watch the trailer of Article 15 here.
Meanwhile, Udhayanidhi who was last seen in Mysskin‘s Psycho will next feature in KS Adhiyaman‘s Angel and Mu Maran’s Kannai Nambathey. Psycho revolved around a psychopath Angulimala who kidnaps young women and beheads them. It saw Udhayanidhi play a blind man alongside Rajkumar Pitchumani, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Nithya Menen. The film fared well at the box office.