Arjun Reddy remake: Gautham Menon to helm the new version of Varma?
‘Varma’, the Tamil remake of ‘Arjun Reddy’, directed by Bala was originally supposed to hit screens this Thursday on Valentine’s Day. Vikram’s son Dhruv and debutante Megha Chowdhury were the leads in the film. However, days before release, E4 Entertainment, the production house backing the film, made a shocking announcement that they are unhappy with Bala’s version and are scrapping the entire film. With a press release, they also informed that they will be reshooting the whole film with Dhruv as the lead but with a new director and supporting cast.
Ever since the announcement about a new version came, there have been speculations about who will be helming the film. Latest buzz is that the makers are trying to rope in ace filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon. There is still no clarity on whether the director has agreed to take up the project. It is said that talks are still in the early stages. Meanwhile, there are also unconfirmed reports about Jhanvi Kapoor being signed as the new female lead. We will have to wait for an official word from the makers.
‘Arjun Reddy’ directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga had Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles. It is the story of an impulsive medical surgeon who falls madly in love with his college junior. He becomes alcoholic post break-up and the rest of the plot is about how he redeems himself. The movie emerged as a sensational success, particularly in the South. Apart from the Tamil remake, the movie is also being remade in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the leads.