John Abraham and Deepika Padukone have been signed up to play the lead roles in the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Milaga. The Tamil version had cameraman Natraj donning the lead role along with Poongodi and he will wield the camera for the Hindi film.Milaga is yet to be released and its remake rights have already been lapped up. Rising Sun Productions and Kalaipuli S Thanu have procured the rights to remake Milaga in Hindi.
Nataraj, who is a good friend to many Bollywood big guns, says, “John Abraham has recently watched ‘Milaga’ and expressed interest to act in its Hindi remake. The Bollywood version titled ‘Mirchi’ would have Deepika Padukone as heroine.”
Director Ravi Maria says, “Like how ‘Milaga’ is set in Madurai, ‘Mirchi’ will be set in Goa. As far as the Telugu version is concerned, attempts are on to rope in either Allu Arjun or Prabhas to play the protagonist.”
On the film, he says, “It is a realistic story on a group of youngsters in Madurai. At the same time, the narration would be very racy and the movie will be an attractive package of all necessary commercial elements.”