Karthik Subbaraj’s Tamil film Jigarthanda is touted as one of the cult films to be made in Tamil cinema. The film, which was released in 2014 to extraordinary response from the audience and critics alike, was a Box Office hit upon its release. Jigarthanda was a black comedy-crime film and starred Siddharth, Bobby Simha and Lakshmi Menon in lead roles. While Siddharth essayed the role of Karthik Subramani, a short film-film director, Bobby Simha portrayed the role of Assault Sethu, a gangster in Madurai. The content of Jigarthanda was so strong that it was eventually remade in Kannada as Jigarthandaa starring Rahul, Samyukta Hornad, and P. Ravishankar in lead roles.
And now, if Kollywood media reports are to be believed, the Karthik Subbaraj film is all set to have its Bollywood version soon.
Reportedly, Ajay Devgn is going to produce the Hindi remake of Jigarthanda along with Abhinav Shukla. Ajay Devgn's Drishyam director Nishikanth Kamath has been finalised as the director of the film which will have veteran actor Sanjay Dutt and Farhan Akthar in lead roles. Sanjay Dutt will reprise Bobby Simha’s role, while Farhan Akthar portrays the role of a filmmaker done by Siddharth in its original version.
The shooting is slated to begin in Maharashtra later this year.