Superstar Rajinikanth’s mega-hit film Annamalai released as many as 20 years ago in 1992. Rajini, who played a milkman who becomes an industrialist in the film, redefined the art of starring in title songs in the film. Vandhenda Palkaran… sung by the ever-dependable and legendary SPB and set to music by Deva remains a huge hit even today. It is now rumoured that the film might be remade with Ilayathalapathy Vijay in the lead.
Rajini paired up opposite Khushboo in the film which created many box-ofice records and released prior to his another super-duper hit Baashah. Latest reports emanating from Kollywood say that a proposal is being floated by a producer who wants to remake the Rajini-hit with Vijay reprising Rajini’s role. Rajini’s screen presence is matched by none and in that sense, it is skeptical as to whether Vijay would be able to do even half of what Rajini did.
Hansika, who paired up opposite Vijay in the hit film Velayudham which released late last year, is said to be in the reckoning to play Vijay’s heroine in the remake version. She would have to reprise the role essayed with aplomb by Khushboo in the original version. When asked about the remake effort, Vijay said that he hasn’t heard anything about the ‘remake’ effort.
“This is news to me; I too read about it in websites and am not sure about it,” was Hansika’s reply when queried as to whether she has signed up the film.
Keep watching this space for further updates!