Ajith in Nerkonda Paarvai
Ajith Kumar in Nerkonda Paarvai.PR Handout

Ajith Kumar's decision to take up Nerkonda Paarvai, a remake of Hindi movie Pink, had taken the cine-goers by surprise. At the outset, stepping into the shoes of an aged lawyer played by Amitabh Bachchan was not the kind of role that stars of his age would love to do. But it is Ajith and he is different from the lot. So, he took up the project, leaving his fans wondering the reason behind his decision to do the flick, directed by H Vinoth.

H Vinoth, director of Nerkonda Paarvai, has now revealed why the actor decided to take up this movie as he claims that it was a corrective measure taken by the star for the mistake he committed in the past. Yes, according to him, the 48-year actor had enacted the roles where he had stalked and chased women pestering them to love him. Today, the Vedalam star regrets doing such characters.

In the subsequent talks, Ajith told the director that it is a movie for male audience and choose a male over a woman to helm the film. His clarity made H Vinoth to take up this flick. 

According to H Vinoth, Ajith told him that he wanted to correct the mistake and set a right example. So, he was taking up a film like Nerkonda Paarvai.

Stalking has been prominent ingredient in Tamil movies and in the recent years there has been lots of criticism over its glorification in films. The death of an Infosys techie in Chennai was an eye-opener. 

Nerkonda Paarvai is about women and their freedom. It has a strong message to the society against taking women for granted and not to judge them based on their dress that they wear. In short, it tries to expose the misogyny in the society.

Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor is funding the project which has Vidya Balan, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam. Meanwhile, the trailer of the movie has been released and met with the good response. Watch it below: