Director Bala has sent a legal notice to actor Vikram, demanding that Adithya Varma, starring his son Dhruv Vikram in the lead, should not feature even a single scene from the version he shot. Sources close to the director confirmed that a letter has been sent to Vikram.
The team wrapped shoot on May 15, and the film is currently in post-production. An announcement regarding release date can be expected soon.
— ravi k. chandran (@dop007) May 15, 2019
Adithya Varma is the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy. The film has been in the news since its release was delayed in March in the last minute because producers E4 Entertainment said that they were unhappy with the final cut that director Bala handed over. They said they would shoot the film all over again with a different cast and crew. This led to a lot of discussion about who had the copyright and if this move by the producers was allowed. It was also reported that actor Vikram was particular about his son Dhruv Vikram’s debut and that this was one of the major reasons behind the decision.
Girisayya, who assisted on the original Telugu film, came on board as director, and Ravi K Chandran as cinematographer. The new film retained only lead actor Dhruv Vikram, and Arjun Reddy-music director Radhan. Bollywood actor Banita Sandhu joined as the female lead, and Priya Anand also came on board. They replaced Megha Chowdhury and Raiza Wilson in the Bala version of the film. Anbu Thasan, who was last seen in Kolamavu Kokila, plays the role of Dhruv’s friend in the movie.
E4 Entertainment released a new poster in February, with Dhruv Vikram looking closer to Arjun Reddy’s character in the original Telugu film.
— MUKESH RATILAL MEHTA (@e4echennai) February 19, 2019
The shooting for the film took place in Turkey and other locations abroad and Vikram also accompanied the team. Videos from the shooting spot went viral on social media. Dhruv was seen singing in one of the videos he shared on Instagram.
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