A while ago, actor Shahid Kapoor had made headlines, after he confirmed that he will be playing the lead in the Hindi remake of the Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy'. In a question and answer session on Instagram, the actor had confirmed while answering a question that he will indeed be featuring in the remake of the hit Telugu film.
Back then it was reported that the makers are looking for a fresh face for the female lead. However, it has now been confirmed that the 'Lust Stories' actress Kiara Advani will be seen opposite Shahid Kapoor in the film. Kiara Advani took to Twitter to make the announcement. She wrote, "Need all your love and good wishes as we begin a new journey recreating one of the most loved films of last year #ArjunReddy so excited to be working with the amazing team @shahidkapoor @imvangasandeep @ashwinvarde @MuradKhetani @itsBhushanKumar ."
The film was reportedly bought from the original makers for a whopping sum of Rs 7 crores. The rights to make the film was purchased by film producers Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani. Varde and Khetani, too took to Twitter to welcome Kiara Advani on board the film.
Khetani in fact has started referring Kiara to her screen name, which is Preeti.
Kiara Advani recently rose to fame with her incredible performance in 'Lust Stories'. Her vibrator scene from the film had gone viral on the internet. She was also seen in the Telugu hit film 'Bharat Aane Nenu' opposite the talented actor Mahesh Babu. The film garnered positive reviews and did well at the box office.
Meanwhile, 'Arjun Reddy' tells the story of Arjun Reddy Deshmukh, a high-functioning alcoholic surgeon who has anger management problems. Arjun is on a self-destructive path after the marriage of his girlfriend Preethi Shetty.
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