Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who was last seen in the Tamil language film, Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan, has been roped in to play the female lead in the Hindi remake of the National Award-winning 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda, which originally featured Siddharth, Bobby Simha and Laxshmi Menon.
The black comedy film is being bankrolled by Ajay Devgn and stars Sanjay Dutt and Farhan Akhtar in lead roles. Tamannaah is expected to start shooting for the film soon after completing her Telugu remake of the Hindi film Queen.
To be directed by Nishikanth Kamath, the Hindi remake will be made keeping the taste of Hindi audience in mind and hence the script will differ from the original. While the original film was set in Madurai, its Hindi remake will have a Maharashtrian village’s background.