Vinoth was afraid to direct 'Nerkonda Paarvai'

Wednesday 26th June 2019 07:19 EDT

Director of the upcoming Tamil film 'Nerkonda Paarvai', H Vinoth admits that he told Ajith about how he was afraid to direct the project. Produced by Boney Kapoor, the film is the Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer 'Pink', and features Shraddha Srinath and Vidya Balan.

In an interview, Vinoth said, "I know about Ajith sir fans. I have had a tough journey to build a career, and a mistake could spell disaster, I realised that there could be two issues - how his fans would consume this film and how a cult film that has admirers across the country could be remade by retaining the essence. We should first at least understand half of 'Pink'. The challenge was also to find the right cast and crew. I told Ajith sir these issues and that I was afraid to do this film. He told me that he would not pressurise me and told me to concentrate on another script."

Vinoth then watched the original on loop for three days, and realised the film kept him engaged in spite of watching so many times. He felt he couldn't afford to miss having such a distinguished film to his filmography. “I met Ajith sir again and told him that I will explain the crux as a one-liner and if he is on the same page, then we can go ahead. It’s a film about how we see and understand women and how they should be seen and understood. He said that was exactly what he thought as well,” he added.

'Nerkonda Paarvai' is all set to release on August 10, and marks Boney Kapoor's entry into southern filmdom.

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