Krishna stars in the Tamil remake of Rishab Shetty's Bell Bottom
Director Sathyashivaa talks about remaking Bell Bottom in Tamil, and casting Krishna and Mahima Nambiar in the lead roles
Actor Krishna is reuniting with his Kazhugu and Kazhugu 2 director Sathyashivaa for the Tamil remake of the Kannada film, Bell Bottom. The Tamil version too is titled Bell Bottom, the shooting of which has been completed. The original, starring Rishab Shetty and Hariprriya, revolved around a detective cracking open a seemingly unsolvable case. "It is the universality of the theme that made me want to remake the film. I wanted to experiment with different genres, and doing a retro film felt like the right decision at this stage of my career," says Sathyashivaa.
The director reveals that apart from Krishna's acting abilities, it was his physical similarities with Rishab that prompted his casting in Bell Bottom. "Krishna actually took time to grow his hair and get into the look of the character. I felt he was the right choice for the role. For the equally important part of the heroine, we zeroed in on Mahima Nambiar, who has performed wonderfully in this film," says Sathyashivaa who feels a Summer release would be apt for this film, which is a quirky and fun whodunit.
With cinematography by Raja Bhattacharjee, editing by Gopi Krishna, and music by Sam CS, Bell Bottom is bankrolled by H Charles Immanuvel for NH Hari Silver Screens.
Meanwhile, Sathyashivaa is awaiting the release of his upcoming Telugu film 1945 starring Rana Daggubati in the lead role. "Censor formalities have been completed. The announcement of its release date can be expected in the coming days," says Sathyashivaa.