Director Bala sends legal notice to Vikram over Adithya Varma, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy
Earlier, director Bala's completed version of the remake, titled Varmaa, which was initially scheduled for release in March, was scrapped at the last moment
With the shoot of Dhruv Vikram-starrer Adithya Varma, the Tamil remake of the Telugu hit, Arjun Reddy, recently wrapped up, director Bala has reportedly sent a legal notice to actor Vikram. In his notice, Bala has demanded that the team of Adithya Varma to not use even a single scene from the version he had shot.
Earlier, director Bala's completed version of the remake, titled Varmaa, which was initially scheduled for release in March, was scrapped at the last moment, after the film's production house, E4 Entertainment, announced that they were not happy with the finished product. They went on to shoot a new version from scratch with an almost completely new crew, retaining only the lead, Dhruv, and Arjun Reddy-music director, Radhan. The new team included October-fame Banita Sandhu as the female lead, actor Priya Anand, and cinematographer Ravi K Chandran.
Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Devarakonda in the lead, one of the biggest hits in the Telugu film industry in 2017, was made on a budget of Rs 5 crore, but went on to rake in Rs 65 crore at the box office. Following the film’s massive success, its remake rights in different languages were in high demand.
The Hindi version of Arjun Reddy, titled Kabir Singh, and starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, is scheduled for release on June 21. Adithya Varma, meanwhile, might hit the screens this July.