Ajai Rao, who is back to the success track after his home production Krishna Leela and Krishna Rukku, is busy with the shoot of the multi-starrer Amar Akbar Antony.
The latest buzz from Gandhinagar suggests that, Ajai Rao has been signed to play the lead role in remake of Tamil film Pichaikkaran, which was released earlier this year and went on to become the biggest blockbuster of the year and biggest hit for hero Vijay Antony.
Pichaikkaran was dubbed into Telugu as Bicchagadu, and astonishingly the movie was declared as a blockbuster in Telugu as well. The Telugu version released in Bangalore recently, and did decent business at the box office.
Success in both the versions, raised the eyebrows of several Kannada producers which made them to contest for the remake rights of the movie. As per our sources, at least 5 to 6 top producers and a couple of heroes tried for the remake rights.
Finally, Jack Manjunath and Yogi Dwarkish of Mysore Talkies, have procured the remake rights of Pichaikkaran. Apparently, they have signed Ajai Rao to play the lead role as well. Official word about this is yet to be confirmed.
Mysore Talkies, was recently formed by Jack Manju, who distributed U Turn and Jigarthanda through the same banner. Recently, Yogish Dwarkish joined hands with Manju to distribute and produce movies under the banner. Looks like the first movie from them will be this remake.
Details about the rest of the cast and crew is yet to be finalized. As per the reports, director for the film has been already finalized and announcement will be made very soon.