Earlier, there were reports about Varun Dhawan being considered for the Hindi remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy. However, as per the latest reports, not Varun Dhawan, but Arjun Kapoor has been zeroed down to play the lead role in the film.
Confirming the news, an insider told to a leading Indian daily, “Yes, it’s true. Though it has taken three-four months of continuous and tireless efforts, the rights have worked out. Murad Khetani (producer) has officially bagged it but Arjun too put in his share of efforts to ensure that the rights came through.”
Adding further, the source said, “Arjun had worked on profit-sharing basis in Ki & Ka (2016) as well but this time, he wants his involvement to be more pronounced. Considering the fact that Arjun Reddy got an A certificate, the Hindi version will also be a mature and sensitive film with an intense love story at its heart.”
“The movie will be like Rockstar meets Dev.D. Also, since the film’s rights have been bought at a high price and it’s not going to be a typical masala potboiler, Arjun doesn’t want to overburden the project with his fee. He doesn’t want budget to become an impediment; and instead aims to see a quality film minus any compromises,” the source continued.
“There are chances that the original film’s director (Sandeep Vanga) will helm this version too, but all such details — including when the film goes on the floor — will be decided upon when the makers and Arjun meet later this month or early on in February,” the source concluded.