Jeethu Joseph, who directed the Malayalam and Tamil versions of "Drishyam" (2013), has revealed that he was unhappy with the cast of its Bollywood version, which had Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran in the lead roles.
"Yes I was offered to direct 'Drishyam' Hindi remake too. But since I was not happy with its casting, I refused to take up the project. On top of it, I was busy with my next project too," Jeethu said, according to Manorama Online.
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was the hero in "Drishyam", which created roars and records in box office becoming the highest-grossing film in the history of Mollywood. The film was also remade in all other South Indian languages and in Bollywood.
While the Tamil version "Papanasam" had Kamal Haasan in the lead role, the Kannada remake "Drishya" and Telugu version "Drushyam" had V Ravichandran and Daggubati Venkatesh, respectively.
Jeethu is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming film "Life of Josootty", which has Dileep in the lead role. The film is set to hit the screens on 18 September.
"Life of Josootty", written by Rajesh Varma is said to be a romantic comedy family entertainer. The film deals with the 30-year long story of Josutty, played by Dileep.
The film also has Rachana Narayanankutty, Jyothi Krishna, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Sunil Sukhada and Aqsa Bhatt in significant roles.
It is rumoured that Jeethu will next be directing a women-centric film, with Kavya Madhavan in the lead role.