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Newcomer Tara Sutaria, who is set to make her Bollywood debut with Dharma Productions’ forthcoming venture Student Of The Year 2, has bagged one more plum project. Reportedly, the actress has been roped in to play the female lead in the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy (2017). The remake stars Shahid Kapoor in the lead role.

“The remake will be tailored for a more North Indian audience. The leading lady is an innocent and vulnerable character so the makers were keen to have a relatively new face. The casting has been underway for the last six months,” reveals a source.

The source adds that Tara was not the only newcomer in consideration for the role. Sara Ali Khan, who makes her debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath, and Janhvi Kapoor, who will shortly be seen in her debut film Dhadak, were also in the race. However, the makers zeroed in on Tara in March.

The makers are currently busy scouting locations for the shoot. The film is set to start rolling in August.