S Narayan is likely to direct the Kannada remake of Marathi blockbuster "Sairat." The forthcoming Kannada movie will be bankrolled by leading producer Rockline Venkatesh.
A report on Bangalore Mirror says that S Narayan has expressed his interest in directing the remake of "Sairat" with Rockline Venkatesh and suggested the name of Ravichandran's son Vikram to star in the film. However, it is not clear whether they have sealed the deal or the talks are still on.
Vikram made his acting debut in his father's "Krazy Star." But his debut film failed to give him the required break.
"Sairat" has been written and directed by Nagraj Manjule. The movie stars Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. The film, which was reportedly made with Rs. 4 crore, has minted over Rs. 100 crore at the box office in India. It has indeed turned out to be an all-time biggest blockbuster of the Marathi film industry.
Rockline Venkatesh has acquired the remake rights of the film for four South Indian languages (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam). The Telugu version will be reportedly by Nagraj Manjule himself. The Tamil and Malayalam versions are expected to be made later.
S Narayan is known as a remake specialist and has a good track record while bringing other language films to Kannada. "Surya Vamsha," "Simhadriya Simha," "Maurya" and "Cheluvina Chittara" are some of his successful remake films.
However, he has also directed movies with original stories like "Chaitrada Premanjali" and "Veerappa Nayaka." Currently, he is busy with two other projects like Anup-starrer "Panta" and "JD" featuring newcomers.