By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
After directing Poi, veteran filmmaker K.Balachander"s next film will be launched soon. This time he will be remaking one of his own films, Manmadha Leelai. He will remake with a modern touch. 3 decades ago, Manmadha Leelai started a new trend in Kollywood and brought in to the industry Kamal Hassan.
The director offered the male lead role to Jeeva. He passed up the opportunity offered to him saying that it was not his cup of tea. Now it is real life playboy Simbu who accepted the offer with delight. After the completion of the shooting of Kaalai, Simbu will take up this project with director K Balachander.
After the stupendous success of Naan Avanillai, every body would like to take care of all aspects of classic films when remaking them. There are already 4 remake projects presently being shot for in Kollywood including Billa 2007. Manmadha Leelai will be the fifth.