It has been reported that national award-winning actor Dhanush would be essaying Karthik’s role in the Hindi remake of ace director Mani Ratnam’s Agni Natchathiram.
Released in 1988, Agni Natchathiram was an instant hit; it starred Prabhu, Amala, Karthik, Nirosha and Vijayakumar in lead roles. Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s amazing music, Karthi’s exuberance and Prabhu’s ever-casual portrayal resulted in the film’s huge success at the box-office. 28 years later, the film is now about to be remade in Hindi as Bijoy Nambiar steps in as the director.
Vicky Kaushik was earlier roped in to play Karthi’s role but as he backed out of the film after getting to know his heroine in the film, he has since been replaced by Dhanush (third Hindi film after Raanjhnaa and Shamitabh). Harshvardhan Rane plays Prabhu’s role in the film.