Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur is all set to play the lead role in Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani’s next, which will be a Hindi remake of the 2019 Tamil action thriller ‘Thadam’. The film will be directed by debutant Vardhan Ketkar.
Based on true events, the yet-to-be-titled thriller will see Aditya Roy Kapur in a double role for the first time. Aditya Roy Kapur will be stepping in the shoes of Arun Vijay as the lead. The film is tentatively planned to go on floors in September this year.
Talking about the film, Aditya Roy Kapur said “I am inspired and excited to be part of telling such an interesting story. The original film was incredibly riveting and entertaining, and it left a lasting impression on me. As an actor, getting a chance to do a double role is double the preparation and double the challenge, and I’m certainly up for it! I look forward to collaborating with Bhushanji, Murad Bhai, and Vardhan to bring this exciting thriller to the screen soon.”
Furthermore, producer Murad Khetani revealed that since the release of Thadam in 2019, he was keen to make the film for the Hindi audience. “When I watched ‘Thadam’ I instantly knew that this story needs to reach the masses. Soon after I reached out to the Tamil makers and acquired the rights of making this film in Hindi. When I shared the story with Bhushanji, he came on board immediately. Aditya has been doing great work and his image as an action hero is being highly appreciated,” Khetani added.
Talking about his latest association with Murad Khetani and working again with Aditya, producer Bhushan Kumar said: “When Murad Bhai shared the idea of the Hindi remake of Thadam I was excited as it had received a lot of acclaim down south. Working with like-minded people is always fun, that is why I like collaborating with Murad Bhai.”
For the unversed Thadam, directed by Magizh Thirumeni, starred Arun Vijay in a dual avatar with Tanya Hope, Smruthi Venkat, and Vidya Pradeep playing prominent roles.
Meanwhile, Aditya Roy Kapur who was last seen in Anurag Basu’s Black Comedy Ludo will also be seen in OM: The Battle Within alongside Sanjana Sanghi.