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It’s official! Shahid Kapoor finalised for Arjun Reddy remake


The Padmaavat (2018) actor will begin shooting for the Hindi remake of the 2017 Telugu hit of the same name.

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A few days ago, there was buzz that actor Shahid Kapoor was in the fray to play the lead in the remake of the 2017 hit Telugu drama, Arjun Reddy. It is now confirmed that Kapoor has signed the film. Director Sandeep Vanga, who helmed the Telugu flick, will also direct the Hindi remake. The Telugu film had featured Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role.

“As an actor, he has no inhibitions. Arjun Reddy is a character with a lot of rage and I think Shahid can convincingly bring it alive on screen. I was clear from the beginning that I wanted to work with him,” Vanga told Firstpost.com.

The rest of the cast is still to be finalised. The director stated that for the he might take more freedom for the Hindi remake.

“We’re planning to commence shooting from July. Telugu audiences loved the core emotion of Arjun Reddy and we don’t want to tamper with it. The newness and shock value that worked in favour of the original will be retained. When I made Arjun Reddy, I wasn’t sure where to draw the line in terms of representation of certain things. I don’t think I’d have to restrict myself when it comes to the Hindi version. I believe I’ll have more freedom in Bollywood. We can make it even more hard-hitting,” added Vanga.

Kapoor is currently working on Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018).