The Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster, Arjun Reddy, has been in talks ever since the project was announced. Kiara Advani is now part of this edgy love story.
The edgy love story first made news when Sandeep Vanga, the director of the original, was bought on board to helm this version as well. Then film the made waves when Shahid Kapoor was locked-in as the main lead. This is the first time Kiara Advani will play Shahid’s love interest on screen.
It’s sheer coincidence that Kiara was the first to be considered when the director initially started scouting for his heroine. Kiara and Sandeep had even met and discussed the possibility. But later, due to date issues (the film was supposed to go on floors in August earlier), the talks took a backseat. Now that the film is going on floors in early October, things fell back in place.
Early this week, Kiara was signed for the film and the actress has even started her creative meetings with Sandeep Vanga.
For Kiara, this could easily be a game-changer given this is one of the most challenging roles of her career so far.
“Arjun Reddy has always been one of my favorite films.”
The actress continued saying,
“There are so many shades to the heroine’s character; I’m very excited about it.”
As Sandeep puts it,
“Kiara epitomizes the female character in the film to the T. She has the perfect combination of innocence (in terms of looks) and maturity (in terms of performance) that’s so important for the character.”
The Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy is produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar, along with Cine1 Studios’ Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde. Directed by Sandeep Vanga, it stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the lead.