Ilayathalapathy Vijay Gives Thumbs Up to Aamir Khan's 'PK'
A collage of "PK" and Vijay.PK Facebook Page/IB Times India

The tremendous success of Aamir Khan's "PK" has led to rumours that the film will be remade in southern languages.

Earlier, there was a buzz that producer Sharrath Marar has shown interest in remaking "PK" with Pawan Kalyan reprising Aamir's role. Even before the rumours could die down, speculations are doing the rounds that Tamil actor 'Ilayathalapathy' Vijay might play the lead role in the Tamil remake of the film, which has been directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

It may be recalled that Hirani's past releases "Munnabhai MBBS" and "3 Idiots" have been remade in south Indian languages. While Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi reprised Sanjay Dutt's Munnabhai role in the Tamil and Telugu versions, it was Vijay who stepped into Aamir's shoes for the remake of "3 Idiots."

There are possibilities therefore that "PK" also might see a remake, but there is no official word in this regard. If it indeed happens, it will be interesting to see who reprises Aamir Khan's role. Vijay is currently busy with his upcoming film "Puli," which is expected to hit the screens during Diwali festival. 

Post the completion of "Puli," Vijay is likely to begin shooting for his 59th film referred as "Vijay 59." The film will be directed by Atlee of "Raja Rani" fame. If "PK" remake happens, Vijay might be able to take up the film only after completing his current assignments.

Similarly, Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan is also busy with a couple of projects. The actor is awaiting the release of Pawan's "Gopala Gopala," which is likely to release on 10 January. The film, a remake of critically-acclaimed Hindi film "Oh My God," deals with Gods and the religious belief system of the people.

"PK," which deals with the issue of blind faith in God and godmen, bears some resemblance to "Gopala Gopala." It is not clear whether Pawan will accept to do "PK".

Moreover, Pawan has already committed to star in "Gabbar Singh 2," which is expected to go on floors soon. The film, to be directed by KS Ravindra of "Power" fame, will not be a sequel to "Gabbar Singh" and will have a new script.

It will also be produced by Sharrath Marar, who is co-producing "Gopala Gopala" with Suresh Productions.