Arun Matheswaran made his big directorial debut in 2021 by writing and directing the action thriller Rocky starring Vasanth Ravi in the titular role along with Bharathiraja and Raveena Ravi in secondary roles. The story revolves around a gangster, Rocky, who is released from prison after 17 years and goes in search of his missing sister, Amudha, only to find his violent past tagging along and threatening to derail his attempt to lead a normal life. Produced by RA Studios and distributed by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan under the Rowdy Pictures banner, the film received positive response from critics, praising the performances of the cast, story, direction and technical aspects.

As the practice of remaking films is coming to be a newfound trend in the film industry, it was only a matter of time that Rocky also gets one given its incredible story and potential to be blockbuster if made in another language. This was the very reason why Wakaoo Films have now acquired the Hindi remake rights of the movie. Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan's production house Rowdy Pictures took this information to twitter to make a public announcement regarding this in order to notify the public audience about it. They put up a picture of the news along with a caption that read, "This is happening We are very happy to share that the Hindi remake rights of #ROCKY have been acquired by @wakaoofilms @VigneshShivN #Nayanthara @VipulDShahOpti @bahlrajesh @ashwinvarde @OptimystixMedia @Rowdy_Pictures @crmanojkumaar @sakthivelan_b @SakthiFilmFctry".

No details regarding the upcoming Hindi remake of the film has been undisclosed or even been in talks yet. The project is still in its starting phase as the production house has just acquired the remake rights and therefore it may be quite some time until we get the final product of the film.