By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Prabhu Deva has been finalized to direct the remake of
Pokkiri. The heroines role in the film will be played by
young Ayesha Takia. She will be playing the role opposite hunk
Salman Khan. The actress in the Tamil version of the film, Asin,
was being considered Ayesha's role. But director Prabhu Deva opted
for a "more" Bollywood face - hence he chose Ayesha Takia.
Noted producer Boney Kapoor will be producing Pokkiri.
Ayesha has been without a big hit for quite a while now, not being
too successful so far. This might just be the big break for the
young lady. But she has to live up to the screen presence of Salman
Khan and also to the precedent set by Asin in the original.
At present, Asin is shooting for the Hindi remake of
Ghajini with star Aamir Khan.