The trailer of Ishq, the Teja Sajja and Priya Prakash Varrier-starrer Telugu film, was released on Thursday by actor Sai Dharam Tej. The thriller is a remake of the 2019 Malayalam film with the same title.
Ishq is slated for a theatrical release on April 23.
The original film, which was written by Ratheesh Ravi and directed by Anuraj Manohar, starred Shane Nigam and Ann Sheetal in the lead roles. Shine Tom Chacko and Leona Lishoy also played pivotal roles. The story revolved around the characters Sachi (played by Nigam) and Vasudha (played by Sheetal) who are lovers and are harassed one day by two men posing as police officers.
In the remake, Teja will reprise the role of Nigam while Varrier will reprise the role of Sheetal.
Talking to Silverscreen India, Priya said that her character was a “simple and brave college girl who lives by her morals and values”.
“The experience of shooting this film was pretty intense because I knew what the script demanded. I had watched the Malayalam version and it’s supposed to make you wonder what’s next,” she said.
This is the first time Teja, who recently appeared in the film Zombie Reddy, is paired up with the Oru Adaar Love actor.
Talking about how Teja was as a co-star, Priya said, “Teja is a very easy-going and fun person. He would translate whatever was said in Telugu so that I understand almost all the time. We had a good time making fun of each other on sets.”
Meanwhile, Telugu films like Tuck Jagadish and Love Story have been postponed due to the rising cases of Covid-19 .
Talking about this, Priya said that if the film was loved and supported then it would perform well at theatres. “If the content is strong I don’t think these restrictions should be a problem,” she said.
The remake is directed by SS Raju, and the cinematography is by Sam K. Naidu, while the music composition is by Mahati Swara Sagar. RB Choudhary is producing the film under his banner Mega Super Good Films and marking his comeback in Telugu cinema after seven years.