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Allu Arjun not part of Lucifer's Telugu remake starring Chiranjeevi

Arjun's publicist has denied reports about the actor playing Prithviraj’s role from the Malayalam original. 

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Allu Arjun, who is basking in the phenomenal success of his recent release, Ala Vaikunthapuramuloo (2020), will not be part of the Telugu remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Lucifer, starring Chiranjeevi.

Denying a media report that claimed Arjun will reprise Prithviraj Sukumaran’s role from the original, the actor’s publicist took to Twitter to clarify. He shared the article and said, “Not true.”

Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi recently confirmed in an interview that Saaho-director Sujeeth has been signed for the project. He said Sujeeth is currently working on the script and making necessary changes to suit Telugu sensibilities. “Yes, I asked Sujeeth to work on this Telugu remake script. But the industry shut down because of the coronavirus at that point,” Chiranjeevi said.

Lucifer, starring Mohanlal, was the directorial debut of Prithviraj. A political thriller, the film emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of Malayalam cinema. Produced by Antony Perumbavoor, the film also starred Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith and Manju Warrier in crucial roles. 

Reports have also emerged that Ram Charan will also play a crucial role in the yet-untitled remake. He may reprise the role originally played by Thomas or Prithviraj.  

Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi is currently busy shooting for his upcoming Telugu film, Acharya (2020), in which he is reported to be playing dual roles. The film is being directed by Koratala Siva.