Producer Boney Kapoor has taken the rights of Egyptian drama "Hepta: The Last Lecture" to remake the film in Hindi and other languages in India. The film will be produced by Kapoor's Bayview Projects and co-produced by Fresh Lime Films, read a statement issued on the former's behalf. Based on Mohamed Sadek's best-selling book, "Hepta...", directed by Hadi El Bagoury, revolves around the seven stages of love.
Talking about the project, Boney Kapoor said: "India and Egypt have been strongly influencing each other's culture, arts and architecture since ancient times. It is a pleasure to cooperate with Egyptian cinema. I strongly believe that this is only the beginning and we shall soon be seeing films from Egypt and India being remade in their respective languages."
Kapoor is also remaking Hindi film "Pink" in Tamil. Titled "AK 59", it features superstar Ajith, and is currently being shot. Vidya Balan will be playing the role of Taapsee Pannu in the film and it will also mark her Tamil debut. Thala Ajith is said to be the lead actor in the film and interestingly, Boney Kapoor is all set to foray into the southern film industry with this film.
Talking at an event earlier, Boney Kapoor said, ‘’While working with Ajith in English Vinglish, Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith does a Tamil film for our home production. Nothing exciting came up till one day last year."
He further said that AK 59 (remake title) will be his and Ajith’s ode to Sridevi. "Happy to introduce Vidya Balan to Tamil audiences. She is paired with Ajith and her role is very special. Shraddha Srinath has also been roped in for a pivotal role. Rangaraj Pandey plays a very important character," said Boney, talking about the Tamil remake of Pink.
(With IANS inputs)