Boney Kapoor on Nerkonda Paarvai: An ode to his wife Sridevi!

Boney Kapoor’s produced film Nerkonda Paarvai has opened up to positive reviews in the box office. The film starres Ajith, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tirang and Vidya Balan in leading roles.  For Boney, Nerkonda Paarvai was an ode to his wife, legendary actress Sridevi, as it was his first South production.

In an interview, Boney said, This is where Sridevi began her career and that gave her stardom. It was her wish to do films here as she felt she owed it to the south. This film will be an ode to her. Sridevi, who had acted in around 300 films over three decades, died in a tragic case of accidental drowning last year on February 24. A state funeral was held for her on February 28, 2018.

Boney recalled how Sridevi had wanted to do a film with Ajith. The producer states that their relationship with Ajith goes back a long way. They used to meet up whenever they were in Chennai, Ajith was more than gracious to do a cameo in English Vinglish. It was only after watching Pink, they felt that they should remake it in the south. Around the same time Ajith, too, had put across his thoughts on doing Pink in Tamil.

Boney will be working with Ajith for his next film as well. He called Ajith a “phenomenal” actor. “He is hardworking, sincere and talented. Also, he is a spontaneous actor. The mobility in his face is amazing,” he said. Nerkonda Paarvai is a remake of the Bollywood hit Pink, which had starred Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. It revolves around three women who are implicated in a crime, and a retired lawyer steps forward to clear their names.