Boney Kapoor to bring Badhaai Ho to the South
Amit Sharma's 2018 sleeper hit will be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada
Producer Boney Kapoor has bought the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada remake rights of Amit Sharma’s blockbuster Bollywood film, Badhaai Ho. The Tamil and Telugu versions are expected to go on floors first.
Released in 2018, Badhaai Ho grossed over Rs 200 crore at the box office. The slice-of-life comedy, which starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta in the lead roles, followed a middle-class Indian family grappling with an unplanned late pregnancy.
Says a source, “Boney Kapoor, who put his faith in director Amit Sharma and launched him in Tevar, has now bought the rights of Badhaai Ho, to remake it for the South market.”
Boney is also producing Amit’s upcoming directorial venture, the Ajay Devgn-starring sports biopic on football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim. In the South, he is bankrolling the Tamil remake of Pink, Nerkonda Paarvai, which stars Shraddha Srinath, Ajith Kumar and Vidya Balan.