Karthi, the younger brother of Suriya , is a major star in Tamil cinema. He has been looking out for a breakthrough project in Hindi for a very long time.
Karthi hoped that his 2019 Tamil hit Kaithi would be the ideal project to introduce him to a Hindi audience. But it is now confirmed that Ajay Devgan , not Karthi is playing the lead in the Hindi remake of Kaithi entitled Bholaa.
Reliance Entertainment had announced a Hindi version of the Tamil blockbuster Kaithi in 2019. The story of a convict on the way to meet his daughter was touted as a one-man show for its hero Karthi.Sources say, Karthi who would be the best option for the remake ,was ruled out.
“Karthi doesn’t have a market in the Hindi belt.Like it or not, South Indian superstars are mostly restricted in their viewership to their home base. Karthi would be the natural choice in Hindi. But he won’t bring in the audience. His elder brother Suriya made an attempt to get into Hindi cinema with Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakht Charitra.But he failed,” says a source close to the project
Better the king of the jungle than a fringe player in the derivative domain.Director Lokesh Kanagaraj who directed the original has been retained for the remake.