Yesteryear actress Sridevi has accepted to don the role of a mother-in-law, in Dhanush starrer Maappilai. As known earlier, the film happens to be a remake of yesteryear superstar Rajinikanth"s film with same title. Rajashekar directed the original version featuring Rajinikanth, Amala and Srividya in lead roles.
Followed by grand success of Thalainagaram, Maruthamalai and recent release Padikkathavan, filmmaker Suraaj has joined hands with Dhanush for this remake. Tollywood"s voluptuous Hansika Motwani will star opposite Dhanush as the female lead, while the sensuous Sridevi will enact the role of her mom.
Suraaj clearly admits that he wouldn"t be completely copycatting the original version. Only the plot of conflict between an ordinary and rich-arrogant mother-in-law has been lifted, while screenplay will be completely different. The film will start rolling by end of October and will hit the screens by April 14.