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Aadi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran join Samantha in U-Turn remake

Aadi Pinisetty will play the role of a cop and Rahul Ravindran will play Samantha’s boyfriend in U-Turn remake.

regional movies Updated: Jan 26, 2018 19:01 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Samantha Akkineni with Rahul Ravindran and his wife Chinmaya Sripada at her wedding.

Aadi Pinisetty and Rahul Ravindran are the latest addition to the Tamil and Telugu remake of U-Turn, the 2016 Kannada hit. In January 2017, Samantha watched the film in a special screening in Bengaluru and immediately gave her nod. At one point, it was rumoured that she was willing to produce the remake. However, ever since the announcement, there was no development with regards to the project. On Thursday, Samantha officially confirmed being part of the project and also added that the shoot will commence from February. She wrote on her twitter wall: “2018. Everything I want. Shoot begins in Feb for Pawan Kumar’s UTurn Tamil and Telugu. Produced by Srinivasa Silverscreen. Thank you always for your support.”

Talking to Times of India, Pawan Kumar, who will helm the project said: “Aadi will be essaying the cop’s role and Rahul will play Samantha’s boyfriend in the film. We are talking to a few more actresses for another role. We will confirm the same in a few days’ time.” It was also speculated that Nayanthara and Nithya Menen were being considered as replacement for Samantha.

In November 2017, Pawan Kumar confirmed the project will roll from early 2018. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, he said: “The regular shooting will commence from January next year. The pre-production work is currently underway. Since Samantha is part of the project, we’re planning to make it big,” he said. It’ll be a busy 2018 for Samantha whose first major release will be Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai. She also has Savitri biopic, Mahanati, apart from Vijay Sethupathi’s Super Deluxe and Sivakarthikeyan’s yet-untitled Tamil project with Ponram.

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First Published: Jan 26, 2018 19:01 IST