Over the past year, we have seen numerous foreign films that adapt to suit the sensibilities of Bollywood. Now we hear that Shailesh R Singh, the man behind films like Tanu Weds Manu, Aligarh, Simran and others has acquired the rights to the French film Nuit Blanche that will adapt to a Bollywood movie. If that’s not all, we also hear that Singh has approached Abhishek Bachchan to rehearse the lead role in the film.
Commenting on it, a source close to the developments says: “Yes, Shailesh Singh has acquired the right of Nuit Blanche. The movie is a thriller about a policeman who is caught. It’s a fast-paced action thriller and it’s a perfect fit for a Bollywood activist. ” In addition to talking about the casting of the film, the source adds: “From now on, Abhishek Bachchan has been contacted for the main role, since it is perfect for the role.”
While official confirmation is still awaited, the rumors previously indicated that Saif Ali Khan was in talks to present the film that would be directed by Bejoy Nambiar. However, nothing progressed more on this front.
As for the movie, Nuit Blanche or Sleepless Night follows the story of a detective who steals a drug dealer to tell him to return the stolen goods or that his son’s life is in danger. In 2017, the film was remade in English by the Swiss director Baran bo Odar, starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. If that were not all, Nuit Blanche, who hit the screens in 2011, was remade in Tamil and Telugu in 2015 as Thoongaa Vanam (Sleepless Jungle). Directed by Rajesh M. Selva starring Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Trisha Krishnan, Kishore, Sampath Raj, Yugi Sethu, Asha Sarath and Madhu Shalini, the film was dubbed in Hindi as Khakee: The Real Police.