Saaho fame Sujeeth to be replaced in Lucifer Telugu remake?
As we already know, Malayalam blockbuster ‘Lucifer’ is set to be remade in Telugu. Chiranjeevi will be reprising the role played by Mohanlal in the original. The former’s son, actor Ram Charan is producing the film. Though Sukumar was initially supposed to direct the film, he opted out due to unknown reasons.
Later, the makers got Sujeeth of ‘Saaho’ fame on board. For the last few months, Sujeeth had been working on adapting the screenplay to make it suitable for the new target audience. However, Telugu medias report that Chiranjeevi is unhappy with Sujeeth’s script and is planning to replace him with VV Vinayak.
Veteran director Vinayak has had a fruitful collaboration with Chiranjeevi. The two had previously worked together in ‘Tagore’ and ‘Khaidi No. 150’. Interestingly, both these films were remakes of blockbuster Tamil films. ‘Tagore’ was the remake of ‘Ramana’ and ‘Khaidi No. 150’ was the remake of Vijay starrer ‘Kaththi’. This ability to successfully adapt hit films is possibly the reason why Vinayak’s name is being considered for ‘Lucifer’ remake.
There are also contrasting reports about Chiranjeevi completely dropping the idea of remaking ‘Lucifer’ and instead going ahead with other projects.
Stay tuned for more updates.