The rights to the Hindi adaptation of the much-loved Tamil blockbuster 96, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, have been acquired by producer Ajay Kapoor.
The 2018 romance drama told the story of two high school sweethearts from the class of 1996 who reconnected during a reunion 22 years after they had separated.
The remake’s cast and director have yet to be confirmed.
The romantic story may overcome linguistic barriers: Kapoor
Kapoor stated that he chose to adapt 96 in Hindi since the joyful, lighthearted romance narrative had the potential to transcend linguistic barriers.
“The story breaks the barriers beyond the bounds of language and region, which prompted me to remake the film in Hindi for the national audience,” the producer said in a statement.
I’m working hard to write the perfect script: Kapoor
“I’m actively working on developing the right script with the director and right kind of star cast,” he added.
“After finalizing everything, I would soon like to make the official announcement of cast and crew,” he continued.
Set on a modest budget, 96 pulled up a surprising box office haul in 2018, emerging as one of the year’s biggest commercial hits.
Kapoor just completed production on the next film starring John Abraham
The film 96, directed by C Premkumar, was lauded for its nuanced performances and went on to become a box office success upon its release.
Kapoor has also recently completed production on his forthcoming film Attack, starring John Abraham. In addition, he is a producer on the big-budget picture Garud, which is based on the Afghanistan rescue crisis.