Jagan Shakti is said to direct John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor in a remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Director Jagan Shakti said on Saturday that he will be directing the Hindi remake of the Malayalam Ayyappanum Koshiyum, while Mission Mangal director told us that the Hindi remake will star actors John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor.

Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon starring, a 2020 Malayalam action thriller written and directed by the famous Sachy of Anarkali. The story revolves around a confrontation between Ayyappan (Menon), a senior police officer serving in Attappadi. The police station and Havildar Koshi (Sukumaran) come to the village with a motive. Jagan Shakti said that John Abraham will take on the role of Menon and Arjun Kapoor will play the character of Sukumaran in the original.

“My next film is with John and Arjun. It is a remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum. John will be playing the role of Ayyappan, while Arjun will play Prithviraj’s part. We are presenting both the actors in new avatars,” Shakti told PTI. “They have started prep work. They both are excited about this film,” he added.

In April of this year, John Abraham told PTI that he plans to release a new version of Ayyappanum Koshiyum in Hindi. Shakti says Abraham is also releasing a Hindi version through his JA Entertainment banner. The director added that in the near future he will choose other actors for the main female role.

“When I was approached for the Hindi remake of the film, I couldn’t refuse as I was bowled over by the movie, which I had seen much before the offer came to me. We are still working on the script right now as we are making some changes to suit the Hindi audience,” he said.

The yet-to-be-titled film is in the pre-production stage and the shoot is most likely to begin from November end or December.

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