After facing a little delay in its commencement, the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy (2017) is set to roll in October. Reportedly, the makers could not begin production on the scheduled date as Shahid Kapoor, who headlines the cast, was not ready with his look for the movie.

“Shahid needs to get a particular look before he starts filming. He has to grow out his hair and beard a lot more than what it is right now. It’s something he has not been seen like before, so it was a collective decision taken by the actor, director and producers to kick-start the romantic drama in October,” a source reveals.

As per the source, Shahid will begin the first schedule of the movie in October in Mumbai, which will be followed by a start-to-finish second schedule in Delhi.

“Shahid will start off with the Mumbai schedule, taking a break of two-three days intermittently to tend to Mira. Post that, he moves to Delhi and returns only after wrapping the film completely,” added the source.

The Arjun Reddy remake is being directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who also directed the original Telugu movie. Though no name has been announced for the female part, if insiders are to be believed, newcomer Tara Sutaria will play the female lead opposite Shahid in the movie.

Meanwhile, Shahid is gearing himself up for the promotions of his forthcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The social drama movie is directed by Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) fame Shree Narayan Singh and also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Divyendu Sharma in important roles. It releases on 14th September.