Asuran to be remade in Kannada with superstar Shiva Rajkumar!
After Telugu, the highly acclaimed Tamil film ‘Asuran’ is getting remade in Kannada as well. Apparently, superstar Shiva Rajkumar has expressed his interest to star in the remake version. Reports suggest that Vetrimaaran, the director of ‘Asuran’, will be venturing into the Kannada industry as a producer with this film and Jacob Verghese will be directing it. The latter is known for his films like ‘Savari’ and ‘Prithvi’. An official announcement is expected to be made soon.
‘Asuran’ told the story of a lower caste family’s fight for survival. Director Vetrimaaran adapted the film from Poomani’s famous novel ‘Vekkai’. The film got widespread critical appreciation and it was also a phenomenal success at the box office. It became Dhanush’s first film to enter the Rs 100 crore club.
Veteran Telugu star Venkatesh Daggubati is playing the lead in the Telugu version titled as ‘Naarappa’. Srikanth Addala is directing the film. Suresh Productions and Kalaipuli S Thanu’s V Creations are jointly producing it. Priya Mani is reprising Manju Warrier’s role from the original.