Rumour! Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar refused to work in the remake of Ajith Kumar’s ‘Viswasam

Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar felt that the core of ‘Viswasam’ would not suit the sensibilities of the Hindi audience, and hence said NO to the project

MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar turned down the role played by Ajith Kumar in Manish Shah’s directorial ‘Viswasam’. It seems the superstars reportedly felt that the core of Viswasam would not suit the sensibilities of the Hindi audience.

As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, Manish Shah is now venturing into film production. It seems he has bought the remake rights of Ajith Kumar's Viswasam. He wishes to produce a Hindi film now.

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A source told Bollywood Hungama that the remake rights were sold for Rs four crores. The movie was directed by Siva who has had a hit collaboration with Ajith Kumar over the years. It seems Manish Shah reportedly approached Balaji Telefilms to co-produce the Hindi remake of ‘Viswasam’. They were not keen as the two big superstars refused the project.

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Manish Shah told Bollywood Hungama that he indeed discussed the project but at times it takes time to take off. He said he will produce the remake of Viswasam with the original producers, Sathya Jyoti films. Viswasam was a blockbuster when it came out in Sankranti 2019. The movie had Nayanthara and Ajith Kumar in lead roles. Jagapathi Babu was the main villain.

It seems Siva had offered the project to Shah Rukh Khan in 2019. However, he turned it down as he just suffered a huge debacle with Zero. The superstar was treading cautiously and did not want to take unnecessary risks.

Credit: BollywoodLife/Bollywood Hungama


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