Fox Star Studios has bought the Hindi-language remake rights for crowd-funded Kannada-language drama Lucia.

Pawan Kumar, who directed original, will also direct the Hindi remake. “It is one of the most original scripts we have seen and we believe it will make for a very exciting project with the right cast of Bollywood stars,” said Fox Star Studios head of business affairs and legal Dina Dattani.

The remake is expected to start shooting next year. Kumar has already sold the Tamil and Telugu-language remake rights to Chennai-based producer C. V. Kumar.

Lucia had its world premiere at this year’s London Indian Film Festival, where it won the audience award. It was released by PVR Directors’ Rare in September.