Illayathalapathy Vijay will do the remake of Malayalam movie Body Guard as his 51st film after completing Sura. Originally directed by Siddique, the film cast Dileep and Nayantara in the lead roles. Body Guard will hit the screens in Kerala on January 21.
Vijay was shown the preview of the movie along with his wife. Vijay liked the script and expressed his wish to remake it in Tamil. Body Guard is a romantic comedy and a family entertainer with sentiments too. Director Siddique says, “Actually when I narrated Bodyguard story to Vijay two years back he was very keen to do it first in Tamil, but I always try out my films in Malayalam then only I will do in other languages."
Siddique and Vijay worked together long back for their film Friends, which was also a Malayalam film in original.