Karthi's 2010 hit film Paiyaa is all set for the remake with the rights fetching a huge amount for the producers of the Kollywood flick.
If reports are to be believed, the remake rights for the Kannada version has been sold for Rs 20 lakh to J Prem and Pranav Gowda. The movie bosses have also sold the rights of Hindi and Bengali versions that have fetched Rs 80 lakhs for the producers.
The Bengali version starring Soham Chakraborty and Koel Mullick has already been made and the shooting of the Kannada version is likely to start soon. The photoshoot is already completed. Chiranjeevi Sarja will be stepping into the shoes of Karthi and the hunt for the female lead, which was played by Tamanna Bhatia in the original, is on. It is said that a newcomer will star opposite Chiru.
Ajith will be directed by Mahesh Babu, who has replaced Purushotham of Modalasala fame for unknown reasons. It has to be noted that the duo had earlier worked together in Chiru.
However, it is surprising to note that Chiranjeevi Sarja is accepting only remake films. The actor, who had starred in Dandam Dashagunam (remake of Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha) and gearing up for the release of Varadhanayaka, the Kannada version of Telugu film Lakshyam, is also featuring in the remake of Pizza, which is titled as Whistle.