Prachi to romance Sanjay in Saamy remake

Mumbai: Actress Prachi Desai will be seen romancing Sanjay Dutt in the Hindi remake of renowned South director K S Ravikumar`s film `Saamy`.

The 2003 Tamil film remake will see the 53-year-old veteran pairing up with the much younger Prachi (23) in the lead. "We have finalised Prachi for the film. She is apt for the role of a girl next door. We always had Prachi in mind for this film," co-producer P G Srikant told PTI.

`Saamy` a masala film, tells the story of a tough cop. The Tamil movie was directed by Hari and starred Vikram and Trisha Krishnan in key roles. The film was a huge hit down south and was remade in Telugu.

Directed by Ravikumar, who has worked with Rajinikanth in `Muttu` and `Padayappa` and a couple of films with Kamal Hassan the Hindi installment will see Sanjay playing the role of a cop.

"Sanjay`s role of a cop is very different from what we have seen in `Dabangg`. Prachi is a software engineer. She falls in love with him and marries him," Srikant said.

The co-producer is confident of the fate of the film even before it releases. "This film is a remake of a superhit Tamil film. And in the past we have seen that remake films like `Wanted`, `Rowdy Rathore` are doing quite well at the Bollywood box office. We are sure this film will also do well," Srikant said.

The shooting will begin from August 22 at the famous Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad and it will release in first week of May next year.