One of Tamil cinema’s most accomplished actors Siddharth Suriya has expressed a keen interest in remaking the Ayushmann Khurrana thriller Adha Dhun.
Ayushmann is game. But he has a huge misgiving about the tenability of the remake. “Mere teraf se toh haan hai(it’s a yes from my side). But can a remake of a thriller work? The suspense element is already out in the public domain. So unless you tweak the suspense and tamper with the final denouement there’s no way a remake of a suspense film can work.The audience already knows what you don’t want them to know.”
Not that Ayushmann is against remakes per se.
“I have done a remake of a Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham. But that was a comedy . Our remake Shubh MangalSavdhan was able to modify the original film’s flavour , change the cultural contexts, make it a different film.With a suspense film you can’t do that.You have to be absolutely faithful to the original. Having said that, I can’t wait to see whatSiddharth does in the remake,” says Ayushmann with genuine curiosity.