Actress Tabu aka Tabassum Hashmi, who has won lots of accolades for her performance in "Haider", has now bagged a plum role in Ajay Devgn's upcoming movie, which will be a remake of Malayalam movie "Drishyam".

"Drishyam" is a drama thriller film starring Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles. It has become one of the most critically and commercially successful movies in M-Town. The film has already been remade as "Drishya" in Kannada, "Drushyam" in Telugu and "Papanasam" in Tamil. The Kannada and Telugu remakes have proved to be big hits, while the Tamil version is yet to release in theatres.

Director Jeethu Joseph has written the story and directed "Drishyam". The movie is all about how a man takes some desperate measures to save his family from the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Nishikant Kamat is reportedly directing the untitled Hindi remake of the Malayalam murder mystery. Reports suggest that Ajay Devgn will play the hero's role originally played by Mohanlal in "Drishyam". The director is yet to reveal the names of the stars playing other prominent roles including Ajay's wife (not Tabu) and daughter.

Tabu has been roped in to play the police officer, which is a crucial role in the movie and has got a lot of scope for performance. Asha Sarath played the role in the original version and she has bagged Best Supporting actress honours from Filmfare, Asianet, Jaihind TV, Asiavision and Amrita Film Awards.

It should be mentioned here that this is not the first time Tabu is playing a police officer. The actress was earlier seen the police get-up in "Snegithiye" (Tamil, 2000), "Raakilipattu" (Malayalam, 2007), "Khuda Kasam" (Hindi, 2010) and a few other movies and has been successful in impressing the film-goers.