Filmmaker Subhash Kapoor, whose Bollywood film "Jolly LLB" hit the theatres recently, is planning to remake the movie in various south Indian languages including Tamil and Telugu.
Subhash confirmed that the movie's team is in negotiations with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu to cast him in the remake the Arshad Warsi-Boman Irani starrer. The film which released on 15 March is doing good business at the box office.
"I won't be surprised if Telugu, Tamil, Malyalam and even Bangla producers want to remake the film... Jolly has touched people's lives. It has helped them express their anger and concern so it is relevant everywhere" Kapoor told Indo Asian News Service.
"There are talks going on between the producer of the film and Mahesh Babu. The negotiations are on," he said. "Jolly LLB" is a comedy drama that apparently makes a mockery of the law system prevailing in India.
It is yet to be seen if Mahesh Babu will take up the project, considering the various films that he is currently involved with. The actor's latest film "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu", co-starring Venkatesh, is still doing good business. Even as his fans are reeling from the success of the film, the actor has shifted his focus to other upcoming projects.
Mahesh Babu is currently busy with director Sukumar's untitled film which is likely to get released in June. According to latest reports, the distribution rights of the film are in great demand. The theatrical price for the Karnataka area has reportedly been bought by RNR Films for a whopping ₹4.5 crore.
The actor has other projects lined up including Puri Jagannath's "Tapori", "Srinu Vaitla's Aadugu" and Krish's "Shivam".