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Prithviraj on Andhadhun remake: Vivek Oberoi was the first to suggest that I do it in Malayalam

The Malayalam remake of Andhadhun, Bhramam, is directed by Ravi K Chandran 

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jun 24, 2021
 
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Ayushmann Khuranna’s Andhadhun is currently being remade in three South languages with Prithviraj, Nithiin and Prashanth attached to Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil versions, respectively. The Malayalam version, Bhramam, is directed by Ravi K Chandran and wrapped up filming a few months ago. 

On doing the remake of a movie as popular as Andhadhun, Prithviraj told OTTplay, “The challenge is that it’s a hugely popular film and that’s what is exciting about it as well.” The actor revealed that it was Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi who first suggested that he do the Malayalam remake of the Sriram Raghavan directorial. 

“I was shooting Lucifer when Andhadhun hit theatres. It was Vivek Oberoi who told me that there is this film that I should do in Malayalam. So, I asked him why and he said, ‘I saw the movie and you would be great in it’,” said Prithviraj. “After that, I got busy making my film. Months later, (producer) Mukesh R Mehta came to me and said, ‘We have an opportunity to do this and would you like to be part of it?’”

The Ayyappanum Koshiyum actor told us that he had his reasons to say yes. “I think it’s important that content not only travels from South to North. I think it’s crucial that down the line when a filmmaker makes a movie and that content can travel, it shouldn’t just be that South films are being remade. It would be nice to have the other way round too. I think Andhadhun as a film has content that lends itself very well to Malayalam. I hope I will be proven right when you see the movie,” he said. 

Prithviraj’s next release Cold Case will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video on June 30. Reports also suggest that Bhramam could also head for a direct-to-OTT release. 

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