We all know that the Hindi remake rights of Arjun Reddy have gone to producers Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of Cine1 Studios. And it will be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga (the original director of Arjun Reddy).
But it looks like Sandeep might not be ok in directing the Hindi version.
“I had all but finalized Shahid Kapoor for the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy. We had met and discussed the character and all the details of how it was to be interpreted for a Hindi audience. But my co-producer had other plans.”
There were rumors doing rounds that the producers want to cast Arjun Kapoor in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy.
And if rumors are true then it looks like after this Sandeep has lost the opportunity to direct Shahid in the remake.
“I’ve come to know that the remake rights of Arjun Reddy have been sold to Cine1 Studios and the Hindi remake would star Arjun Kapoor. I am caught in a dilemma, as I’ve already locked in Shahid for the role.”
“I wanted Ranveer Singh. When that didn’t work out I approached Shahid Kapoor. We met and discussed the remake at length. Now I’ve been informed the film will be made with Arjun Kapoor. It’s a very embarrassing situation for me. I don’t know how I’ll face Shahid. I am new to all this. Arjun Reddy was my first film. I don’t know how the casting procedure works in the Hindi or Telugu film industry.”
Boney Kapoor had personally met Sandeep in Hyderabad. To this he said:
“Mr. Boney Kapoor has met me and was very warm and accommodating. But I am not sure it’s right for me to direct the film with another actor after I’ve discussed it with Shahid. In any case, I’d wish the project my very best. After all, it’s my baby.”
If Arjun Kapoor is the final choice of the makers for the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy and Sanddep has to direct it, to this he said:
“Arjun Kapoor will have to lose 20 kgs.”
Woah! It will be interesting to see who bags the role now.
Are you ready for the challenge Arjun? 😉