The latest buzz in the industry is that, veteran Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, who is currently bankrolling Ajith-starrer ‘Valimai’, will produce a film starring Udhayanidhi Stalin in the lead role.
According to sources, it will be the Tamil remake of Hindi hit ‘Article 15’, which had Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. It is learnt that talks are being heled with director Arunraja Kamaraj of ‘Kanaa’ fame to direct the Tamil remake.
‘Article 15’ is a 2019 crime drama film co-written by Gaurav Solanki, written, produced and directed by Anubhav Sinha, and produced by Zee Studios. It stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Veen Harsh and Sumbul Touqeer, and follows a police investigation that commences after three teenage girls go missing from a small village.
The film deals with Article 15 of the Constitution of India, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. While not based on one specific event, the film is inspired by multiple true life events including 2014 Badaun gang rape allegations and 2016 Una flogging incident.