News|March 29, 2012 1:36 pm

Jackky Bhagnani to star in South remake

Hindi remakes of South films have proved to be box office winners for Bollywood filmmakers and actors. Salman Khan did Wanted.
Ajay Devgn did Singham. Ranveer Singh has been pencilled in for the Magadheera remake. The latest to join the bandwagon is Jackky Bhagnani, who is set to play the lead in a remake of the Telugu hit, Seema Tapakai. Produced by Puja Films, the untitled film is going to be helmed by Dhoom director Sanjay Gadhvi, with music by Sajid-Wajid. The leading lady will be zeroed in on soon.

Confirming the news, Jackky says,

It’s a romcom. I can’t reveal more right now. The only thing I can say is that I play this rich guy who pretends to be poor. I am excited because this is my first film with a well-known director and will hit the floors in April.

There is also a sequel to Faltu, titled Fal-2, in the offing, with Remo D’souza once again helming the project. The buzz, however, had it that the Bhagnanis had sworn off repeating co-star Pooja Gupta in their films. Apparently, the actress had given them a hard time during the making of Faltu.

Jackky diplomatically replies,

Faltu was Pooja’s first film. And it happens with newcomers, where they think, ‘I have become a heroine!’ What they need to understand is that you are a heroine for the outside world, not the people you work with.

As for Rajkumar Santoshi’s venture Ghazab Haseena Ajab Deewana, Jackky says, “It has been called off.”

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