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The Tamil remake of ‘Pink’, which will be bankrolled by Boney Kapoor, was officially launched in a customary ceremony on Friday. The as-yet untitled project will star Ajith Kumar in the lead role.

Apparently, it was late actress Sridevi’s wish that Kumar acted in a film her husband produced.

“While working with Ajith in ‘English Vinglish’, Sridevi had expressed her desire that Ajith does a Tamil film for our home production. Nothing exciting came up till one day last year, Ajith suggested remaking ‘Pink’ in Tamil. She immediately agreed as she thought it was most appropriate and timely film to make and Ajith would bring all the elements required to make it into a great Tamil film,” Kapoor said in a statement.

Kumar had played a cameo in the Tamil version of ‘English Vinglish’.

The project will mark Kapoor’s foray into Tamil cinema.

“Tamil industry has always been special for me. In fact, it’s been a long journey involving Ajith to collaborate for a film, which he took up as a sheer commitment from the time he shared screen space with my wife in ‘English Vinglish’. Accordingly, what we both earnestly searched for suitable content that will add a special mileage to our respective works. We are now delighted to have joined hands for ‘Pink’,” he added.

The film, slated to release on May 1, 2019, will be directed by H Vinoth and will feature music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Kapoor also confirmed that he has another project with Kumar in the offing.

“We hope to bring the remake of Pink’ to theatres on May 1, 2019. We are subsequently doing another film together and that will be scheduled to go on the floors in July 2019 and will be released on April 10, 2020,” he said.

Currently, Kumar awaits the release of Tamil film ‘Viswasam’, which has been directed by Siva.