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Would love Rohit Shetty to direct the Yaanai remake in Hindi, says Arun Vijay

Arun Vijay's next is Tamil Rockerz, which will premiere on SonyLIV on August 19.

Would love Rohit Shetty to direct the Yaanai remake in Hindi, says Arun Vijay
Arun Vijay; Rohit Shetty/Twitter
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Last Updated: 07.34 AM, Aug 10, 2022

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Arun Vijay says he would want filmmaker Rohit Shetty to remake Yaanai in Hindi with actress Shraddha Kapoor starring opposite him.

Talking about the same at the Tamil Rockerz' press meet, Arun Vijay, stated he was pleased to receive so much love for his performance in Yaanai. "All the credits go to Hari. We couldn’t have asked for more.”

He added if the team were to make Yaanai in Hindi, he would love Rohit Shetty to direct it. He said, "No one can match his vision when it comes to action-packed sequences. It would be even more exciting to have Shraddha Kapoor opposite me. I have worked with her before (in Saaho); she is an amazing actress. I love her craft, so it would be great to work with her once again.”

Arun Vijay will make his OTT debut with Tamil Rockerz, which is premiering on SonyLIV on August 19. The series marks the digital debut of the legendary banner, AVM Productions and features Iswarya Menon and Vani Bhojan as female leads.

Director of Tamil Rockerz, Arivazhagan said, change is the only constant and the web series delivers what filmmakers wanted in a straightforward manner. “When compared to films, the reach is also greater. I thank AVM Productions and SonyLIV. I was interested in doing this series when the producers approached me with the writers because of the piracy site Tamil Rockers and how it has affected our industry. We wanted this series to change people's minds about avoiding such piracy sites. We made this with a purpose and I'm confident it will reach a wide audience.”

According to Aruna Guhan, the head of AVM Productions, Tamil Rockerz will discuss the emotional hardships of filmmakers and how difficult it is for them to safeguard the films they make. “We spent years researching this topic; how piracy affects the industry, and the ramifications of someone purchasing a CD for Rs 50. Arivazhagan sir was our only option, and we waited two years for this to happen. He's a producer's director, and I can't wait to work with him again.”

Arun Vijay, eventually, spoke about what drew him to make his OTT debut. “We wanted to convey a concept, and this is my third collaboration with Arivazhagan sir, who knows my strengths. Appa (Vijaykumar) has worked on numerous projects with AVM Productions, and I am thrilled to finally collaborate with them. There is a lot of content and characters in Tamilrockers. The web series format allowed us to investigate various aspects. We wanted to communicate the emotions of those behind the camera, as well as how they can be erased in an instant due to piracy.”

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A couple of years ago, the Madras High Court directed 37 internet service providers (ISPs) across the country to take steps to prevent Tamil Rockers from leaking films. For the uninitiated, Tamil Rockers is a popular film piracy website that has dodged multiple blocks and bans to upload illegally made copies of Tamil and Telugu films soon after their release.

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