Location recce begins for Arjun Reddy Hindi remake
Shahid Kapoor will be reprsing the role of Vijay Deverakonda in the remake
Telugu director Sandeep Reddy Vanga will soon make his Bollywood debut with the remake of his cross-cultural romance Arjun Reddy. The film will feature actor Shahid Kapoor in the lead and is likely to go on floors in June. Set in the backdrop of Delhi, the untitled film will also be shot abroad and the director is yet to finalise the location.
Speaking about the progress, Sandeep says, “I'm leaving for Delhi on Thursday for location recce. Like the original, we are planning to shoot the remake in India and abroad. I haven't decided yet whether we should cast an experienced actor or a fresh face as the female lead, but that will take a while anyway. Also, the film has great scope for music and dialogues, and we are planning to rope in some popular names as well. A clear picture will emerge in two weeks.”
To be produced by Murad Khetani and Ashwin Warde, the film explores the story of an unfettered and unconventional medical surgeon and his anger management issues. The film is also being remade in Tamil by Bala with actor Vikram's son Dhruv stepping into the shoes of Vijay Deverakonda. The Telugu version, which was released on August 25, 2017, was critically and commercially successful.