Udhayanidhi Stalin and Arunraja Kamaraj together for 'Article 15' remake

Udhayanidhi Stalin and Arunraja Kamaraj together for 'Article 15' remake
Boney Kapoor, who had the Tamil remake rights of the Bollywood hit 'Article 15', announced that the Tamil remake will have producer turned actor Udhayanidhi Stalin playing the lead role to reprise Ayushmann Khurrana in the original.

Lyricist-singer-actor Arunraja Kamaraj, who made his directorial debut with 'Kanaa' will be directing this remake. Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, who is currently making 'Valimai' with Thala Ajith, will be producing the film under his Bayview Projects along with Zee Studios and Raahul for Romeo Pictures. It was speculated that Ajith will do the remake of the film, also Dhanush expressed his interest to do the film.

On the occasion of Vinayagar Chaturthi. Boney tweeted, “Happy to announce remake of Article 15 in Tamil starring @Udhaystalin to be directed by Arunraja Kamraj . It’s a @ZeeStudios_ Studios & @BayViewProjOffl Projects Production. We continue the tradition of remaking strong content this time with @mynameisraahul of Romeo pictures.”
Arunraja in an interaction said, "The remake will carry the feel of the original film. The lifestyle of those from the original story is completely different from ours, but the emotion is the same."

"The basic plot is good versus evil, so we are keen on making sure that emotions work out well. We are taking pains to make this a film that will be a critical and commercial success. As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, we are taking everything into consideration," he adds.

Raahul of Romeo Pictures, in a statement, said, "Following a successful endeavour here in the Tamil film industry, we are very much 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 garnered fabulous response even outside Tamil territories to helm this project."

He added, "After conversing on the aspects of regional adaptations, he suggested that Udhayanidhi Stalin will be the right choice to play the protagonist as he can easily emote and breathe more life into the character. We are now ready to get-go with the project and will be making announcements regarding others in the cast and crew soon.”

The film will go on floors based on the lockdown relaxation and availability of the artistes. The makers intend on giving top priority to the safety aspects while shooting. The rest of the cast and crew details are expected to be announced soon.

Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Article 15' was released in 2019, which revolves around Article 15 of the Constitution which prohibits any discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth, and how its value has been forgotten in the Indian society. It received good response from critics and audience alike.

Udhayanidhi Stalin was last seen in acclaimed director Mysskin's 'Psycho'. His upcoming projects include director Mu Maran's 'Kannai Nambathey' and K. S. Adhiyaman's horror thriller 'Angel'.


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