The makers of Varmaa, the Tamil version of the 2017 Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, have decided to shoot the film again due to creative and other differences.
The film has already been completed, but E4 Entertainment on Thursday announced that it will be reshot and it will now release in June. Though the makers haven’t announced who the director is, a source close to the films unit told DTNext, “Initially, Sandeep Vanga, who directed Arjun Reddy, was approached to direct the Tamil version as well. Since he is busy with his Bollywood committments, after several discussions, the makers decided that his associate Girisayya would helm the film. The shoot is all set to begin in March.” The source also tells us that it was completely a producers’ call.
“Dhruv and Vikram, too, have watched the film. However, it was the producer, who decided that the film be completely shot again,” the source added. Dhruv Vikram, who is making his debut with Varmaa, will be a part of the new version, while official announcements regarding the ‘new cast and crew will be made shortly’. “We at E4 Entertainment are not at all happy with the final version handed over to us and due to various creative and other differences, we have decided not to release this version. Instead we will start afresh and shoot a new Tamil version of Arjun Reddy,” read a statement.
“Despite this unfortunate turn of events which has cost us heavily, our love for wanting to see this cult film in Tamil has not diminished in any way. We will, therefore, work tirelessly as a new united team towards a June 2019 release,” the statement added. The original film, starring Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead, revolves around a medical student who falls in love with his junior and how their relationship evolves. The Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy is also being canned. Actors Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani are reprising the roles of Vijay and Shalini Pandey in it.