Actor Sudhanshu Pandey, who was embroiled in a battle with filmmakers Rakesh Roshan and Sanjay Gupta over the story of a Hindi film titled Kaabil, is planning to make his version of the movie in Tamil.
Sudhanshu Pandey of Billa 2 and Meagamann fame had reportedly filed a criminal complaint against the writers Siraj Ayaz Ahmed and Vijay Kumar Mishra over ownership rights of a script. The script in question is Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil.
This project is being directed by Sanjay Gupta and it has Hrithik and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. It is produced by the Roshans' home production company.
"I am in talks with a big production company in South to make this film there. We are in talks with the biggest stars of south. Hopefully the shoot will start soon and the release will happen by the end of the year," Sudhanshu told PTI.
Kaabil apparently narrates the tale of a blind couple. "The basic story of my film is of a blind couple. I don't know what they (Roshans) are making it, they are saying it's a different story. So I thought I shouldn't waste time and get my story made in Tamil," Sudhanshu said.
If upon its release the Tamil film fares well at the box office, Sudhanshu will remake it in Hindi later. He claims that the story of Kaabil is his idea and that he developed it with writer Siraj.
Sudhanshu Pandey will be seen as one of the antagonists in superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming sci-fi thriller 2.0, which is being directed by Shankar. After making his Tamil acting debut in Thala Ajith's Billa 2, the 41 year old actor went on to bag an interesting role in Arya's Meagamann.