Ekta Kapoor

According to reports, well-known film and television producer Ekta Kapoor has acquired the rights to remake successful Kannada movie U Turn (2016) in Hindi. The film has already been remade in Tamil and Telugu.

If reports are to be believed, Kapoor might sign the original writer, producer and director Pawan Kumar to helm the Hindi version as well. Reportedly, Kumar wanted to give the rights of his film only to the producer who allows him to helm the remake also.

“It is now being said that Ekta may still get Pawan to shepherd the Hindi version as well. A lot of filmmakers wanted to take over the rights of the film but Pawan was keen to direct the Hindi version as well. The film is also a supernatural thriller and that is the reason why Ekta was keen to remake the film as it falls in her domain. The last 30 minutes of the Telugu-Tamil version was different from the Kannada one. It is to be seen as to what track Ekta takes for the Hindi remake,” a well-placed source reveals.

Ekta Kapoor is also producing Jabariya Jodi, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. Her film Mental Hai Kya, which features Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, is also awaiting its release. Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Dreamgirl are also her upcoming production ventures.