Abhishek Bachchan is on a roll, and he’s doing it in a low-key manner. He has purchased the rights to the 2019 Tamil thriller Oththa Seruppu Size 7, according to a recent report. Not only that, but he’s already begun filming in Chennai for the project. Abhishek Bachchan is starring in and producing the official Hindi remake of the Tamil thriller.
R Parthiban’s film, which centres around a man being questioned as a murder suspect, is said to have blown the actor away. Abhishek Bachchan’s version will be directed by R Parthiban, who wrote, directed, and starred in the original. The Hindi version has been altered to appeal to a wider audience.
A trade source told Mid-Day, “The project is Abhishek’s baby. From flying down to Chennai to initiate talks, to setting up the production infrastructure, he has been thoroughly involved. Parthiban, who is helming the remake, will retain the gritty flavour of the original, but will tweak it to appeal to the pan-India audience.”
“Abhishek is sporting a distinct look. Cell phones aren’t allowed on the set as they want to keep details of the project under wraps,” a source told the portal.
Oththa Seruppu Size 7, which won two national honours, was also inducted into the Asia and India Book of Records for being the first film written, directed, solo acted in, and produced by a single person.