Arjun Reddy remake, starring Shahid Kapoor, locks release date

The Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017), which is being toplined by Shahid Kapoor, now has a release date. T-Series, the banner bankrolling the Hindi remake, took to Twitter to announce the release date. The movie will make its entry into cinemas on June 21, 2019.

The original film, which follows the journey of a surgeon who turns into a heavy drinker and a drug-addict after his girlfriend marries someone else, was highly appreciated for its storyline, direction and performances. Made on a small budget, it broke a series of records and ran for several weeks at the box-office.

Shahid Kapoor has been roped in to play the lead role which was portrayed in the original by Vijay Deverakonda. Talking about the female lead, reports suggest that Tara Sutaria, who makes her big screen debut with Dharma Productions’ Student Of The Year 2, has been cast.

The Hindi remake will be directed by Sandeep Vanga, who also directed the original film. It will be a joint venture among Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde.

The film is set to mount the shooting floor in August 2018. Besides Hindi, Arjun Reddy is also being remade in Tamil, titled Varma.