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Arjun Reddy Tamil remake: Shriya Sharma of Chillar Party might play leading lady

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, Shriya Sharma might play the leading lady in the Tamil remake of recent Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy.

regional movies Updated: Oct 11, 2017 12:38 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Shriya Sharma has acted in films like Jai Chiranjeeva, Sillunu Oru Kadhal and Dookudu. In Hindi films, she has acted in movies like Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Chillar Party.
Shriya Sharma has acted in films like Jai Chiranjeeva, Sillunu Oru Kadhal and Dookudu. In Hindi films, she has acted in movies like Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Chillar Party.

Remember Shriya Sharma from Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Chillar Party? She has also starred in a few popular south films such as Jai Chiranjeeva, Sillunu Oru Kadhal and Dookudu. If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, she might play the leading lady in the Tamil remake of recent Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. There were also reports that Akshara Haasan, recently seen playing a hacker in Ajith’s Vivegam, is also being considered for the same role. However, when contacted a source close to her, the news was denied and it has clarified that she wasn’t even approached.

Actor Vikram’s son Dhruv makes his acting debut with the film, which will be directed by Bala, known for path-breaking Tamil films such as Sethu, Pithamagan and Paradesi. On Monday, Vikram made the announcement via his Instagram page and added that he’s proud that his son is getting to work with a director par excellence. The news of Bala directing the film was received with mixed response by audiences as most felt he’s never made a film in an upper class setting and it’d be really interesting to see if he proves everybody wrong. The project is expected to roll from later this year. Vikram is taking all the right steps to ensure he creates the best launch pad for his son. Last year, when Dhruv directed a short film on child abuse within a family called Goodnight Charlie, people assumed that he’d explore a career in direction.

The film will be produced by E4 Entertainment, known for producing well-known Malayalam films such as Ezra and Godha. Producer Mukesh Mehta, on being associated with the project, posted on his Facebook page: “We are extremely happy to share that Dhruva Vikram will be essaying the lead in the Tamil version of Arjun Reddy. We are honoured by the opportunity and confidence shown in us by Vikram and we will work towards making it a memorable launch.” Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Arjun Reddy was a modern-day take on Devdas -- a story of a brilliant, alcoholic medical surgeon with serious anger issues.

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