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Vidyut Jammwal following Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar footsteps

October 29, 2015 3:40:03 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Vidyut Jammwal is the new addition to the b-town south remake bandwagon, after Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who starred in series of south remakes like WANTED, BODYGUARD, ROWDY RATHOD, HOLIDAY etc, the new age action hero will be seen in the remake of Tamil blockbuster PAIYAA.


Written and directed by N. Linguswamy the 2010 Tamil blockbuster starring starred Karthi and Tamannaah, with Milind Soman, Sonia Deepti and Jagan appearing in supporting roles.

PAIYAA was later dubbed in Telugu as AWARA, and was remade in Bengali as JAANEMAN, starring Soham Chakraborty and Koel Mallick. PAIYAA is also remade in Kannada in as AJITH, with Chiranjeevi Sarja playing the male lead.

Lingusamy is setting his eyes on Bollywood roping Vidyut Jammwal who starred his last year's ANJAAN with Surya. An insider source reveals, "Lingusamy previously worked with Vidyut in Anjaan, his last Tamil film. The two got along really well and developed a very great equation. Lingusamy always saw Vidyut as a complete star - the looks, the acting a chops and his unparalleled action abilities. So it was only a matter of time before he decided to work with Vidyut again."

It is believed that Lingusamy recently visited Mumbai to finalise the project with Vidyut and his producer Dhaval Gada from PEN  India Pvt. Ltd. They are also in the process of casting their female lead.

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