Putting speculations to rest, the female lead for the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy has been finalised.
According to The Times of India, Bengal-based model Megha Chowdhury will be making her Tamil debut in director Bala’s Varma. She has already done a Bengali film.
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The film, which stars Vikram’s son Dhruv Vikram in the lead, is reportedly progressing at a rapid pace. Dhruv steps into Vijay Deverakonda’s role.
Earlier reports suggested that Shriya Sharma, who has acted in a few Telugu films, and Gautami’s daughter Subbulakshmi were being considered for the female lead of the film.
This is not the first time Bala is launching a new face on the big screen. Bala’s recent film Naachiyar also saw a promising new face – Ivana. Despite a strong cast including Jyothika and GV Prakash, Ivana’s left an impressive mark.
Produced by E4 Entertainment, Varma will have dialogues penned by the National Award winning director Raju Murugan. After impressing everyone with her role in Kaala, Eswari Rao will also be seen in an important role in the film.
The Telugu original, Arjun Reddy revolved around a surgeon (Arjun) who falls for his junior in college. Their relationship hits the rock bottom and Arjun becomes an alcoholic. Suffering from anger management issues, he goes on a self-destructive path after his girlfriend marries someone else. The rest of the story is about how Arjun picks himself up together. The film was directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It is a modern retelling of Devdas.
Varma is expected to hit screens later this year.
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor has agreed to play Deverakonda’s role in the Hindi remake which will be helmed by Sandeep Vanga, making his debut in Bollywood.