Few days back we reported that Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor being roped in for Shaad Ali’s film. Today Karan has confirmed the news on Twitter.
He posted, “Honored to collaborate with Mani Ratnam on the recreation of his labour of love….directed by Shaad Ali…. @DharmaMovies.. cast coming up!”
Mani Ratnam…Gulzarsaab…AR Rahman…Shaad and us present ADITYA ROY KAPUR and SHRADDHA KAPOOR in the official recreation of #okkanmani
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 31, 2015
Reportedly core technical crew that worked in the Tamil version is likely to be retained, with dialogues to be given by Gulzar, music by AR Rahman and PC Sreeram as the cinematographer. The screenplay of the film is reportedly being co-written by Mani Ratnam and Shaad Ali, and the film will go on floors in early 2016.