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TO NDR ranveer_singh CLOCKWISE: The popular stars who are to appear in the Nimirnthu Nil remakes are Ranveer Singh (pictured), Puneet Rajkumar and Aamir Khan.

Hot on the heels of its recent opening at the box office, the makers of Nimirnthu Nil |are planning remakes in other Indian languages.’s Ramchander and Sandesh report…

IT MAY have opened to mixed reviews, but this has not stopped director Samuthirakani from planning remakes of Nimirnthu Nil. He wants to remake the action thriller in other languages and to cast Aamir Khan and Ranveer Singh in the lead role played by Jayam Ravi.

In an interview, Samuthirakani revealed his plans to remake the movie in Hindi and Kannada.

The film, also starring Amala Paul, Ragini Dwivedi and Sarath Kumar in the lead roles, has been simultaneously shot in Telegu. It is titled Janda Pai Kapiraju and has Nani in the lead role.

The director says he will approach Khan and Singh for the Bollywood version. Whether they accept the offer is a matter of speculation.

The director says Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar has shown interest in the remake.

The pair worked together on the Poraali remake, Yaare Koogadali.

The director said Rajkumar had shown interest in the remake after seeing the Tamil version.

Nimirnthu Nil is about a man who has grown up with good discipline and values and who is trying to clean up corruption.

He exposes 147 corrupt government officials with the help of the media.

What he receives in return for his courage forms the crux of the story.

The site reports that after making it big with Nimirnthu Nil, Samuthirakani is also attempting a women-centric drama.

He says it will feature Paul in the lead role.

“My next project, Kitna, will be set against the backdrop of a forest. Amala Paul will essay a dual role, which will span from her birth to the age of 45,” he said.

“It will be a strong women-centric film with a lot of scope for Amala to perform.

“It will be a small film and I plan to wrap it up as quickly as possible.”

Samuthirakani has been pleased with the response to Nimirnthu Nil, which was released after clearing several hurdles.

“I have come a long way since the release of the film.

“When it was stalled hours before its initial release, there were rumours that I had committed suicide.

“There was a lot of pressure, but I’m glad our film has emerged victorious.

“The best part of Nimirnthu Nil is its success belongs to each one of us who worked on the film.

“It was a combined effort which paid off despite all the roadblocks.” –; additional reporting:

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