Aamir Khan's blockbuster movie "PK" will be remade in Tamil and it has been learnt that Kamal Haasan will star in the Kollywood version of the flick.
According to a report by The Times of India, Kamal Haasan has been signed to essay the role played by Aamir Khan in the original film. The remake rights of the Bollywood movie has been acquired by Gemini Productions for a fancy amount.
It is interesting to note that Gemini Productions had earlier remade director Raju Hirani's movies like "Munna Bhai MBBS" ("Vasool Raja MBBS" in Tamil) and "Nanban" ("3 Idiots").
The shooting of the Tamil version of "PK" will begin within a few months as Kamal Haasan is busy with multiple projects. As of now, only the "Chachi 420" actor has been roped in. Other members of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised.
"The project is in its early stages and Kamal is the only person, who has been finalised now. Other cast members are yet to be decided. Plans are on to get some other director on board to direct the film. The shoot will start from May," a source told The Times of India.
The subject of "PK" can be termed as "bold" for the Tamil audience, given the conservative taste of the cine-goers. The original version landed in a big controversy as it raises questions related to the religion and beliefs, mainly targeting the Hindus.
This had earlier outraged some Hindu groups, which had vandalised some theatres in North India and had also held protests in various parts of the country. But irrespective of all the controversies, the film managed to become the biggest hit of all time at the box office by grossing ₹650 crore worldwide.
On the other end, it appears like the subject of "PK" perfectly suits Kamal Haasan as he is a self-proclaimed rationalist and atheist.