Suresh Triveni’s 2017 hit Tumhari Sulu, about a housewife who becomes a radio jockey, will be remade in Tamil by filmmaker Radha Mohan. Jyothika will step into the part played by Vidya Balan in Triveni’s film. Producer Dhananjayan Govind’s Bofta Media Works will bankroll the project.

Radha Mohan had directed Jyothika in 2007 in the romantic comedy Mozhi. Jyothika’s most recent release was Bala’s cop drama Naachiyar.

Jyotika said in a press release, “I am a big Vidya (Balan) fan. I love her voice and command over Hindi, which is rare in Bollywood today. I’ve watched every Vidya film, and Tumhari Sulu, in my opinion, is her most lovable work. I feel honoured to be stepping into her shoes. Kudos to the producers and to Suresh (Triveni) for making such a lively, honest, real and feel-good film!”

Balan added, “As a Tamil ponnu (girl), I feel happy about our film being remade in Tamil. Tumhari Sulu is a hugely special film for me and I wish Jyotika all the best in spreading the Sulu love!”