Bollywood producer Bharat Shah has acquired the remake rights of Thalapathi. The filmmaker had earlier co-produced Mani Ratnam's Saathiya, the Hindi version of Alaipayuthey; and Dil Se, the dubbed version of Uyire.
Sources say Bharat Shah likes the storyline and the treatment of the movie. He believes that the movie will suit the taste of the Hindi audience. The Bollywood version of Thalapathi is directed by Puja Jatinder Bedi. The director has admitted that the Tamil movie is being remade in the Bollywood and she is excited to direct the project.
Rajinikanth, Mammootty and Arvind Swamy starrer Thalapathi is loosely inspired by a portion of the epic 'Mahabharatha'. The birth of Karna and his friendship with Duryodhana are the main ingredients of the Tamil movie. However, it was dubbed in Hindi with the name Dalapathi.