Vijay’s 2014 action drama film, Kaththi, was directed by A. R. Murugadoss. It was a blockbuster in Tamil and one of the highest grossing films. The film deals with the problems of the farmers and corrupt corporate system. Vijay played dual roles in the film and is seen as Jeevanandam and Kathiresan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning to remake the film in Bollywood.
It was remade in Telugu as Khaidi No 150 starring Megastar Chiranjeevi in lead role. The film was released on Makara Sankranthi of 2017, and went on to become one of the highest grossers of Tollywood. It was marked as 150th film of Chiranjeevi and his return to silver screen after a hiatus. Both Tamil and Telugu versions were well received by the audience. Vijay is teaming up with AR Murugadoss again for his upcoming film, Sarkar, which is scheduled to release on this Diwali.
The Hindi remake rights of the film have been acquired by the producer and director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film will be produced under his home production, SLB films, which has remade ‘Vikramarkudu’ and ‘Ramana’ as ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Gabbar is back’ respectively. The makers are planning for a star cast for the film. It is rumored that Akshay Kumar will play the lead role. The cast and crew will be announced shortly. The Bollywood industry is enjoying the success of Biopics like Dangal and Sanju. The industry circles have huge expectations on the project and they are expecting another blockbuster.