Karan Johar to produce Hindi remake of Marathi film Sairat?
Karan Johar to produce Hindi remake of Marathi film Sairat? Pictured: Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar in Sairat poster and Karan Johartwitter; Varinder Chawla

Marathi blockbuster Sairat, released in April 2016, is the first Marathi film to gross over Rs100 crore at the worldwide box office, and now rumour has it that, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has acquired the remake rights of the movie.

The Hindi version of the film will be co-produced by Karan's Dharma Productions along with Zee, who were the original producers of the regional film, reported Super Cinema, the Bollywood Trade Magazine.

The remake will have a new cast and the makers have already started working on the script, keeping the basic storyline intact. The film is expected to go on the floors by next year.

Sairat, starring two newcomers, Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, is a tragic-romantic love story, directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Nagraj Manjule. It is the story of a poor boy, Prashant, who falls in love with a rich girl, Archana. The lovebirds elope when society is opposed to them being together.

Sairat was later dubbed in different languages, and had run houseful in many parts of the country for several months. Sairat is also set to be remade in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. 

Meanwhile, Karan's latest venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which has Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, is still running strong at the theatres and has collected above Rs 100 crore in the domestic market.