Murad Khetani and Bhushan Kumar are on a journey to tell outstanding stories to their audiences. Following the huge success of Kabir Singh, the producing pair has announced several large projects, including Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Sandeep Vanga’s Animal starring Ranbir Kapoor, and now the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Thadam.
Aditya Roy Kapur will play two completely distinct characters based on real events for the first time in this yet-to-be-titled thriller. The film, directed by newbie Vardhan Ketkar, is set to begin production in September of this year.
Excited to work on roles that challenge him, Aditya Roy Kapur says, “I am inspired and excited to be part of telling such an interesting story. The original film was incredibly riveting and entertaining, and it left a lasting impression on me. As an actor, getting a chance to do a double role is double the preparation and double the challenge, and I’m certainly up for it! I look forward to collaborating with Bhushanji, Murad Bhai and Vardhan to bring this exciting thriller to the screen soon.”
Bhushan Kumar shares, “When Murad Bhai shared the idea of the Hindi remake of Thadam I was excited as it had received a lot of acclaim down south. Working with like-minded people is always fun, that is why I like collaborating with Murad Bhai. The last film we did with Aditya was an action film and everyone loved him in that role. We all mutually agreed he will fit the characters in this as well”.
Talking about the film, producer Murad Khetani shared, “When I watched Thadam I instantly knew that this story needs to reach the masses. Soon after I reached out to the Tamil makers and acquired the rights of making this film in Hindi. When I shared the story with Bhushanji, he came on board immediately. Aditya has been doing great work and his image as an action hero is being highly appreciated. Since our movie needed a strong personality like his, we reached out to him and he instantly agreed to come on board. We are also looking forward to working with Vardhan Ketkar who is making his directorial debut with Thadam.”
The remake will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios.