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Kiara Advani to be paired opposite Shahid Kapoor in Arjun Reddy remake

Just like the original, the remake will have the female protagonist playing the character Preeti.


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Lust Stories (2018) actress Kiara Advani has been finalised to play the female lead in the remake of the Telugu drama Arjun Reddy (2017). The film was pushed back after Shahid Kapoor's Batti Gul Meter Chalu got delayed. Kapoor plays the male lead.

Kapoor made the announcement of Advani joining the Arjun Reddy remake team on Twitter.

"Welcome to the madness  @Advani_Kiara  aka Preeti. Team Arjun Reddy is now officially complete. Let’s do this," tweeted Kapoor.


The intriguing bit about the announcement is that Advani's character will be called Preeti, which was played by Shalini Pandey in the original. If Advani is playing Preeti, we wonder if Kapoor would be Arjun Reddy. Given that this is a Hindi remake and the target audience would be the Hindi speaking audiences in metros and the Hindi heartland, it would be surprising if Kapoor plays Arjun Reddy. Being a Reddy, he would have to work on his Telugu.

Details about the Hindi remake will be out in due time.  

The Arjun Reddy remake will be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga who also helmed the original. The original featured Vijay Deverakonda in the lead. The remake is expected to come out in 2019. It's a maiden film together for Advani and Kapoor.