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Shahid Kapoor to Star in the Hindi Remake of Arjun Reddy!

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Written by Heenal Shah

It surely is a year of remakes. It was earlier reported that one of the best Telugu films of 2017, Arjun Reddy is all set to be remade in Hindi. Soon there were many speculations about which actor would be cast as the protagonist. Finally, the makers of the film have roped in Shahid Kapoor for the role. Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who directed the original film will direct the remake as well. This film also marks his directorial debut in Bollywood.

A source close to the development was quoted

“The film is scheduled to go on floors in July and the team is looking for an actress opposite Shahid. While the locations are yet to be finalized, the film will be shot in India and abroad.”

Reportedly, producers Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani bought the remake rights of Arjun Reddy for a whopping amount of 7 crores. The source also said that several filmmakers were eyeing to bag the rights for the remake of the Telugu blockbuster. Since Arjun Reddy was a blockbuster in the Telugu film industry, there will definitely be a lot of expectations from the Hindi remake.

The source further added:

“Arjun Reddy was written keeping the Telugu audiences sensibilities in mind, Sandeep and the producers are currently working on the script to ensure it appeals to the Hindi cinegoer.”

Now the hunt for a leading lady for the film is on. The film is expected to go on floors this year in July and will be shot partly in India and partly abroad. Arjun Reddy is said to be a modern take on Devdas and was one of the biggest blockbusters in Tollywood in 2017.

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