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It’s official. Bala to direct Arjun Reddy’s Tamil remake starring actor Vikram’s son Dhruv

Telugu blockbsuter Arjun Reddy, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, will be helmed by Tamil director Bala, better known for films like Sethu and Paradesi.

regional movies Updated: Oct 10, 2017 09:29 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy was a modern-day take on Devdas directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Vijay, seen here, in a scene from the film.

We had already reported that the Tamil remake of recent Telugu blockbsuter Arjun Reddy will mark the acting debut of actor Vikram’s son Dhruv Vikram. It has now been made official that the project will be helmed by director Bala, know for directing path-breaking Tamil films such as Sethu, Pithamagan and Paradesi. In fact, it was Bala who gave Vikram his first major hit via Sethu, which was later even remade as Tere Naam in Hindi. On Monday, Vikram made the announcement via his Instagram page and added that he’s proud 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 bankrolled by E4 Entertainment, known for producing well-known Malayalam films such as Ezra and Godha. During the film’s announcement, producer Mukesh Mehta 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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First Published: Oct 10, 2017 09:27 IST