The local media has been going to town saying Mani Ratnam`s 1988 entertainer Agni Natchathiram which had Prabhu and Karthik in the lead is going to be remade with their actor sons in the lead.
It is a fact that Balaji Real Media has brought the remake rights of the much loved film, which they want director Dharani to remake. Their idea is to cash in on the hype of Vikram Prabhu and Gautham Karthik doing the roles made memorable by Prabhu and Karthik.
However, sources close to Vikram Prabhu said that it is too early in his career to do a remake of one of his father`s old film. Vikram whose debut film Kumki is getting ready for release is clear that he will try to create an image for himself rather than doing a remake. Remember, Vikram recently walked out of Sattam Oru Iruttarai remake for exactly the same reason.
If more proof is required, Gautham Karthik has tweeted – "I have not signed a second film. The Agni Natchathiram remake is a rumour and I didn`t even know till I read some tweets about it."
So the Agni Natchathiram remake planned by an eager producer and a director with Vikram Prabhu and Gautham Karthik is a non-starter.