Riding high on the success of her latest film Naachiyaar, actor Jyothika is now one of the most sought actors for women-centric roles. She essayed the role of the tough cop with ease in Naachiyaar and accolades have been pouring in for her ever since the movie released.
After a hiatus, the talented actor made a comeback to Tamil cinema with the movie 36 Vayadhinile, a remake of the Malayalam movie How Old Are You.
According to latest reports, Jyothika has now agreed to portray the lead in the remake of the Bollywood film Tumhari Sulu.
Sources say that Jyothika, who pays great attention to detail while choosing a script, was impressed with Tumhari Sulu, wherein Vidya Balan played the role of a housewife that doubles up as a radio jockey that gives relationship advice in the night.
Reports say that director Radha Mohan, who has worked with Jyothika in Mozhi, will be directing the remake.
Jyothika, who has earlier said that she would like to work on movies that offer her meaningful roles, is currently working on Mani Ratnam’s multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Suriya confirms the news of Jyothika starring in the remake
In a recent development, actor Suriya announced on Twitter that director Radha Mohan and actor Jyothika will be joining hands again after Mozhi. In his tweet, he says he “hopes to see the magic repeat” and has expressed his gratitude to producer Dhananjayan Govind.
Happy to announce that Director #RadhaMohan and Jo are working together again after #Mozhi Hoping to see the magic repeat. All the best to the entire Team and Producer @dhananjayang sir @BOFTAindia congratulations!
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) February 28, 2018
The producer of the movie too confirmed the news with a tweet.
Very happy to work with Director #RadhaMohan sir #Jyotika mam DoP #MaheshMuthuswami sir Editor @Cinemainmygenes in this wonderful remake of #TumhariSulu … thanks to @tanuj_garg for helping to get the rights. Excited to get the wishes from @vidya_balan mam on this film 💐💐💐 pic.twitter.com/4tPOp91BUf
— Dhananjayan Govind (@Dhananjayang) February 28, 2018
It looks like a remake of Tumhari Sulu is indeed confirmed and we cannot think of a better actor to reprise Vidya Balan’s role than Jo. Here’s wishing the team all success!
In a warm gesture, veteran actor Radikaa Sarathkumar also took to Twitter to express her delight at Jyothika reprising Vidya Balan’s role in Tumhari Sulu. .
When I saw the film, I felt that she would suit the role perfectly and carry it off well. Glad she is doing it👍🏻👍🏻 https://t.co/60RUB3jpy1
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) February 28, 2018