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Pa Paandi goes to Tollywood

Mohan Babu takes up Rajinikanth’s suggestion to remake it in Telugu

Dhanush’s debut directorial, Pa Paandi, is all set to be remade in Telugu. The film deals with the journey of self-exploration of a 64-year-old former stuntman, Power Pandian, played by Rajkiran. In Telugu, his role will be reprised by Mohan Babu.

Rajinikanth, who watched the film along with Mohan Babu, suggested that a remake of the film in Telugu could be considered, recalls director Subramaniam Siva. He is of the opinion that the story of Pa Paandi will appeal to audiences across languages. “When Rajinikanth came up with the suggestion, Dhanush expressed his desire to produce the film in Telugu as well. Talks are going on in this regard, and most likely Dhanush may co-produce the film along with Mohan Babu,” says Siva, who will direct the film.

The film will go on floors within a couple of months and other details, regarding who will do Revathi’s role in Telugu, and other cast and crew details, will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Interestingly, Subramaniam Siva directed the remake of Thiruda Thirudi in Telugu in 2004 (Donga Dongadi) in which Mohan Babu’s son, Manoj Manchu reprised the role played by Dhanush in the original film.

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