Confirmed: Shahid Kappor to star in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy!
It’s been a while since reports about the Hindi remake of superhit Telugu flick Arjun Reddy started surfacing online. Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor were reportedly the front runners for the lead role, but as per latest reports Shahid has been signed for the movie. Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who made an impressive debut with Arjun Reddy, will be directing the remake as well.
The original movie starring Vijay Devarakonda is one of the most talked about Telugu movies in recent years. Arjun Reddy tells the story of a medical surgeon who falls madly in love with his college junior. He becomes alcoholic post break-up and the rest of the story is about how he redeems himself. Vijay Deverakonda’s stellar performance as the medical surgeon with anger issues was widely talked about. So, comparisons are bound to be made between him and Shahid.
To play this character, Shahid would require intense preparation, including losing at least 8-9 kilos to look drugged. Incidentally, the actor played a druggie rockstar recently in Udta Punjab. He possesses a wide range of acting skills and it will be interesting to see how he plays this challenging character.
Incidentally, Arjun Reddy is also being remade in Tamil as Varma with Tamil star Vikram’s son Dhruv making his acting debut. National award winning filmmaker Bala is directing the movie. Varma has been on floors for nearly two months now and the team is expected to wrap up shoot by the end of this year itself.