Ajith will handle the lead in the Tamil remake of the Malayalam superhit 'Kireedom'. Rajkiran will appear in the role done by Thilakan in the original.
Kireedom was a turning point in the acting carreer of Mohanlal which projected him as a serious actor and even helped him to get much accolades including the special award for best acting at a national level. The film which was earlier remade in Hindi as 'Gardhish' by Priyadarshan was also a hit of the time.
Jackie Shroff handled the lead in the Hindi version. Ajith, who has made a surprise hit in the recent 'Varalaru' is banking on much in this projet which will be scripted and directed by Vijay. The film is to start rolling by the mid of January.