Actor Fatima Sana Shaikh to play lead role in Hindi remake of Tamil film Aruvi
The remake will be directed by E. Niwas, who has called the shots on films like Shool, Dum, and Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega in the past.
The 2017 Tamil film had actor Aditi Balan playing the lead role. Balan’s protagonist Aruvi was deemed a progressive, post-modern symbol of feminism by most viewers.
“I am glad Applause Entertainment and Faith Films have come together with E Niwas to make this great content and I am excited to embark on this journey. I look forward to dive deep into the skin of the character. I am really excited to embark on this journey,” said Fatima.
Director Niwas added, “‘Aruvi’ is not just a story of a hero. It’s a triumph over the labyrinths of life. It’s totally euphoric, and a privilege to explore one of the most beautiful cinematic characters I have come across. Fatima Sana Shaikh is an absolutely befitting choice.”
The Hindi remake is expected to go on floors in mid-2021.
“Equally funny and ferocious, ‘Aruvi’ is a provocative, feminist social satire that stunned us when we first saw it. We were drawn in by its unconventional narrative, deftly balancing its black comedy leanings, with the beats of a tautly executed thriller,” said Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment that has produced the movie with Faith Film.
Meanwhile, Viki Rajani, founder of Faith Films, said there is a lot of pressure to match up to the level of the original version, but added that he is confident that the team on board will be able to “recreate the magic”.