The movie Pizza, which hit the screens a month ago, became a hit and a much talked about movie in Tamil cinema industry in the year 2012. The movie is a short thriller, which was directed by debutant director Karthik Subburaj and actor Vijay Sethupathi played the lead role in this suspense mystery. The female lead role was donned by actress Remya Nambeesan, who impressed everyone in her comeback movie with apt acting as per her role requirements. However, it seems, the pretty actress might not star in the Kannada remake version of the movie, as the filmmakers have decided to rope in actress Pranitha to do that role!
A couple of weeks back there was news that the movie rights of Pizza was sold to some producer in the Kannada film industry for 75 lakhs. Since then, the preproduction works for the movie have started and casting is being done by the filmmakers. Kannada director Prashanth Raj will be helming the project with actor Chiranjeevi Sarja playing the lead role essayed by Vijay Sethupathi in the Tamil original. The Kannada filmmakers earlier decided to keep Ramya Nambeesan for the Sandalwood version too, but since she was little known in the industry, they have now roped in actress Pranitha.
For your information, Pranitha had a good comeback to Kollywood industry with the movie Saguni starring opposite actor Karthi. The movie unit seems to believe that Pranitha would do justice to the role played by Remya in the original. The filmmakers also believe that the movie would do well in Kannada cinema industry too.
Pizza, initially, just received poor response from the Tamil cinema audiences, but after impressing the early watchers with its good suspense content, became hit, as more people hit the theaters to witness this mystery thriller. Even superstar Rajnikanth too got impressed by the movie!