Mumbai: Producer Ajay Kapoor has bagged the rights for the Hindi remake of the much-loved Tamil Blockbuster "96", starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha.
The 2018 romantic drama followed the story of two high school sweethearts from the batch of 1996 who meet at a reunion, 22 years after they moved apart.
Kapoor said he decided to adapt "96" in Hindi as the heartwarming, light-hearted romantic tale had the ability to transcend language barrier.
"The story breaks the barriers beyond the bounds of language and region, which prompted me to remake the film in Hindi for the national audience," the producer said in a statement.
The cast and director for the remake are yet to be announced.
"I am actively working on developing the right script for the narrative along with the director and right kind of starcast. Once we finalise everything, I would soon like to make the official announcement of the cast and crew," he added.
Directed by C Premkumar, '96' was praised for its nuanced performances and went on to become a blockbuster upon its release. Mounted on a decent budget, the movie raked in an astonishing box office collection 2018, emerging as one of the biggest commercial successes of the year.
Kapoor has recently wrapped production of his upcoming John Abraham-led film 'Attack'. He is also backing a big-budget film based on Afghanistan rescue crisis, titled 'Garud'.
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(With PTI inputs)