2021 seems to be a significant year for female heroes in Hindi cinema. This Women’s Day audiences will see two important OTT products- Netflix’s Bombay Begums and Alt-Balajee’s The Married Women with female heroes at their helm. Earlier this year, we saw women navigate feature films like Tribhanga and later this year comes Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi where Alia Bhat plays the leading woman.
Now comes news that Applause Entertainment in collaboration with Faith Films is all set to remake the 2017 quirky, disturbing, devilishly ironic Tamil film Aruvi about a fey girl from the middle class and her startling experiences from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.
Fatima Sana Shaikh who takes up the role from Aditi Balan in the original says she is thrilled to be doing this challenging role. “I am so thrilled to do the remake of Aruvi and really looking forward to diving deep into the skin of the character. I am really glad that Applause Entertainment and Faith Films have come together with E Niwas to make this great content and I am really excited to embark on this journey.”
Adds Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, “Equally funny and ferocious, Aruvi is a provocative, feminist social satire that stunned us when we first saw it. We were drawn in by its unconventional narrative, deftly balancing its black comedy leanings, with the beats of a tautly executed thriller. We’re excited to collaborate with Faith Films, E Niwas and Fatima Sana Shaikh in the retelling of this audacious film for a national audience.”
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