Aditya Roy Kapur to star in Bhushan Kumar's 'Thadam' Hindi remake co-starring Mrunal Thakur


In 2020, it was confirmed that Sidharth Malhotra will be starring in the Hindi remake of Tamil superhit Thadam. The actor was to step into the shoes of Arun Vijay. However, exclusively informed its readers in January this year that Sidharth backed out of the film due to script issues. Now, Aditya Roy Kapur has joined Thadam's Hindi remake as the male lead. Mrunal Thakur will be the female lead, but not Aditya's love interest.  

Talking about Thadam's remake, Aditya told, "I am inspired and excited to be part of telling such an interesting story. The original film was incredibly riveting and entertaining, and it left a lasting impression on me. As an actor, getting a chance to do a double role is double the preparation and double the challenge, and I’m certainly up for it! I look forward to collaborating with Bhushanji, Murad Bhai and Vardhan to bring this exciting thriller to the screen soon."

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Bhushan Kumar, the producer said, "When Murad Bhai shared the idea of the Hindi remake of Thadam I was excited as it had received a lot of acclaim down south. Working with like-minded people is always fun, that is why I like collaborating with Murad Bhai. The last film we did with Aditya was an action film and everyone loved him in that role. We all mutually agreed he will fit the characters in this as well". 

Producer Murad Khetani added, "When I watched Thadam I instantly knew that this story needs to reach the masses. Soon after I reached out to the Tamil makers and acquired the rights of making this film in Hindi. When I shared the story with Bhushanji, he came on board immediately. Aditya has been doing great work and his image as an action hero is being highly appreciated. Since our movie needed a strong personality like his, we reached out to him and he instantly agreed to come on board. We are also looking forward to working with Vardhan Ketkar who is making his directorial debut with Thadam."

Thadam's Hindi remake will be directed by debutant Vardhan Ketkar and produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios. The original Tamil film was written and directed by Magizh Thirumeni. It released in 2019 and starred Arun Vijay in a double role. The film revolved around a murder which led to a cat and mouse chase between the identical-looking characters and the cops in charge. Aditya is expected to start shooting for the film in September.