Over the past few months, actress Shraddha Srinath was speculated to be a part of Thala Ajith’s next film (Thala 59 / AK 59), the official remake of Pink to be directed by H Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor and Zee Studios. She had been maintaining a dignified silence all along but the news was finally made official by the team. Shraddha will be playing the role made memorable by Taapsee in the original. The other cast and crew members were also officially announced by the team with a detailed press release.
Powerhouse performer Vidya Balan will be making her Tamil debut and she will be pairing up with Ajith. Popular TV anchor Rangaraj Pandey is expected to either play the opposing lawyer or the judge. Along with Shraddha, Abhirami Venkatachalam and Andrea Tariang (she was also seen in Pink in the same role) will be playing the other girls who are victimised.
Young director Adhik Ravichandran will be making his acting debut, playing one of the rich influential lads involved in a night out with these 3 girls. Arjun Chidambaram, Aswin Rao and Sujith Shankar will be playing his partners in crime.
Yuvan Shankar Raja for music, Nirav Shah for cinematography, K Kathir (art), Dhilip Subbarayan (stunts), Gokul Chandran (editing) and Poornima Ramaswamy are the chief crew members. AK 59 is intended as a summer release this year.