Recent Malayalam blockbuster Ayyappanum Koshiyum, directed by late director Sachy, is all set to be remade in Telugu. In April, reports emerged that actors Balakrishna and Rana Daggubati will be part of the Telugu remake. However, as per the latest reports, Pawan Kalyan has been signed to play the role essayed by Biju Menon in the original. An official announcement regarding the project can be expected to be made on Pawan Kalyan’s birthday on September 2.
Director Venky Atluri of Tholi Prema fame, who is also working on the upcoming film Rang De, is said to have been signed to helm the project. To be bankrolled by Haarika and Hassine Creations, the remake will be presented by filmmaker Trivikram. Apparently, talks have been initiated with actor Vijay Sethupathi for Prithviraj’s role in the original.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum tells the story of its title characters, Ayyappan Nair and Koshy Kurian, who lock horns over an incident and their egos take them on a wild trip. While Biju Menon played Ayyappan Nair, a policeman with an unblemished record, Prithviraj was seen as a retired army havildar Koshy Kurian, who had put in 16 years of service.