Over the last few years, South Indian films have been garnering wide attention from filmmakers and audiences in North India and the recent blockbuster success of the Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna-starrer Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 is a testimony. In that light, one film that has been talked about quite a lot is the 2019 box office money-spinner, Viswasam, in Tamil, which starred Ajith Kumar and Nayanthara in the lead roles. Directed by Siva, the rural action family drama film's remake rights were acquired by producer Manish Shah, who according to latest reports, had approached Bollywood superstars Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar to play the role portrayed by Ajith. However, both stars apparently turned down the Viswasam Hindi remake offer because they "felt the film would not suit the Hindi audiences"

Viswasam was released to a grand response in Pongal 2019 and turned out to be a massive box office success. The film produced by the prestigious Sathya Jyothi Films banner featured music by D. Imman, with his songs turning out to be a major USP, while also winning the Best Music Director at the 67th National Film Awards. Director Siva had packed in all the necessary commercial elements in Viswasam, with family audiences, including the youth lapping up the film. 

Meanwhile, both Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have a packed 2022 with several films lined up ahead. Akshay has several films gearing up for their release till the first half of 2023. He is also currently shooting for several new films, with his historical action drama venture titled Prithviraj initially planned to be his first release of 2022. However, the shutdown of theatres due to the spread of the Omicron variant and the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, pushed the team to postpone the film's theatrical release. As for Ajay Devgn, he will be seen sharing screen space with legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh in the upcoming Mayday, while his other ventures include Maidaan, Thank God, including his digital debut Rudra.