Amitabh Bachchan to star in ‘Pranayam’ remake?

Anupam Kher and Jaya Prada are all set to produce the film in Hindi and get Amitabh Bachchan to act in it

After Priyadarshan made a string of hits in Bollywood from remakes of his own Malayalam originals, many Mollywood directors have followed suit. Siddique’s Bodyguard starring Salman Khan was a blockbuster in Bollywood. Director Blessy on his part does not belong to the genre of Priyadarshan and Siddique. He is more of a serious filmmaker. His recent Mohanlal-Jaya Prada Anupam Kher starrer Pranayam won critical acclaim for the actors as well as Blessy.  It now transpires that Anupam Kher and Jaya Prada are backing efforts to remake Pranayam in Hindi. Blessy, who would be reportedly wielding the megaphone for this project also, is keen to rope in Big B to portray the role played by Mohanlal in the original.

Though not many details have come out, industry sources say that once the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls are over in March first week, the project will gather steam. Jaya Prada is currently busy with electioneering. And with her ’s proximity with Amar Singh, who in turn is close to the Bachchans, it would not be a difficult task to rope in Big B.