Special 26 to be remade down South?


By Hindustan Times

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey-directed Special 26, which has garnered positive response, is likely to be remade down South.

"Yes, I have received many calls since Friday. Many people from South have approached me asking for the remake rights," Pandey, who had earlier won accolades for helming A Wednesday, told IANS. He was speaking on the sidelines of a Special 26 event.

Released last week, the film is doing well. However, the decision about remake rights won't be taken by Pandey, he said and added: "I don't know what is the status about it. People on the upper level will take the decision."

His A Wednesday remade in Tamil as Unnaipol Oruvan and Telugu as Eeenadu. Special 26, based on a real life incident, sees Akshay Kumar as a conman and he clarifies he was not experimenting.

"My intention was not to experiment with different films. I really liked the subject. This is one of the best films among my films. When I was just coming here to meet you all, I met Mithun Chakrobarty and he said he really liked the film and wants to remake it in Bengali." The film also featured Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee, among others.