Shahid Kapoor to play the male lead in Arjun Reddy remake
It’s official! Plans for Arjun Reddy remake in Hindi is well on course. Reports suggest that the male lead has been finalized and Shahid has been roped in to play the lead role. We all know what Arjun Reddy did to Telugu cinema last year. It opened up to rave reviews and it was one of the biggest blockbusters last year.
Box office success of Telugu version leads to Arjun Reddy remake
After its box office success, there were a lot of talks about the movie to be remade in Bollywood. Now reports suggest that Shahid Kapoor has agreed to play the role of Vijay Devarakonda in the Arjun Reddy remake. The team is searching for the female lead and talks are on with three top leading ladies of Bollywood. One of them will be playing the female lead opposite Shahid Kapoor.
Raw content expected to work
The content is expected to work big time with Bollywood audience due to its raw appeal. Sandeep vanga, who directed the original version has been confirmed as the director of the movie and he is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Arjun Reddy remake. As the original content was written to appeal the Telugu audience, the director has started to rework on the script.
Reports suggest that the movie is scheduled to start in the month of July. The team is also apparently looking out for the female lead. With locations to be finalized, plans are there to shoot the movie in India as well as abroad. It is to be noted that Shalini Pandey played the female lead in Telugu version.
7 crores for the remake rights
As nothing comes without a price, producers of Hindi version, Ashwin Varde, and Murad Khetani have paid a whopping amount of rupees 7 crores to acquire the remake rights. As several producers were trying to bag the remake rights Ashwin and Murad went out to spend a cool 7 crore to bag the rights.
In the Telugu version, with the production value of rupees 5 crores, the movie made a collection of rupees 50 crores throughout India. With its appealing content, this was also the reason for the anticipation of the producers to remake the movie.
To people that haven’t watched Arjun Reddy yet, it is about a medical student who gets addicted to drugs post a failed relationship with his girlfriend. Vijay played a raw and bold guy and he was appreciated for his looks and showing varieties in acting. Shalini who played his girlfriend is busy after her well-received role in Arjun Reddy.
With all eyes on the Hindi remake, it is to be noted that the movie is also being remade in Tamil with Dhruv, son of actor Vikram playing the lead. The director is trying to deliver the same magic again in Bollywood by banking on the youthful content and the commercial success of the original version.