Ajay Devgn In, Sunny Deol Out Of ‘Traffic’
By MovieTalkies.com, 05 June 2012
A few months ago, it had been reported that actor Sunny Deol would be playing a vital role in upcoming film Traffic, which is the remake of a Malayalam flick directed by Rajesh Pillai. However, sources now claim that Deol has lost the role to Ajay Devgn because of the former’s high remuneration fees.
Buzz also has it that Devgn will not only act in, but also co-produce the movie with Endemol India, a TV production company, which is venturing in filmmaking. It seems that Devgn was highly impressed after seeing the original flick and offered to co-produce the remake.
The movie Traffic spans a period of 12 hours and revolves around different characters, whose lives get intertwined due to a traffic jam and an accident. Devgn will reportedly play the role of a superstar who is on his way to attend his film premiere and apart from Devgn, the film will star actors like Rajat Barmecha (of Udaan fame), Minissha Lamba, Paresh Rawal, Prakash Raj and Jimmy Shergill.
Malayalam movie Traffic (2011):
Traffic is a 2011 Malayalam thriller film written by brothers Bobby and Sanjay and directed by Rajesh Pillai. A multi-narrative thriller that intertwines multiple stories around one particular incident, Traffic is inspired from an actual event that happened in Chennai. The film has its narrative in a hyperlink format. It opened on January 7, 2011 to universal acclaim. Owing to its critical and commercial success, Traffic is to be remade into Tamil and Hindi cinema under the same title.
Inspired by a true incident in Chennai, Traffic is a multi-narrative thriller about how the lives of a few people, who are at a traffic junction at the beginning of a day, become entangled in each other’s lives as the day progresses. The story begins when a young reporter, Raihan, out to interview a superstar, meets with an accident at a traffic junction in Kochi. With doctors unable to save him, Raihan’s heart is found to be a match for the superstar’s daughter, who is set for a transplant in Palakkad. With little over two hours to cover 150 km on road, a police constable, a disturbed doctor and Raihan’s friend are given the task to achieve the almost impossible feat.