South films for long have been remade into Bollywood, from Sadma to the recent blockbuster Kabir Singh. However, in the past few years, some Hindi movies too have made it down South, like Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and more while Ayushmann Badhaai Ho and other ventures are gearing up for a South remake. After films, this trend is set to continue on digital platforms as well. Netflix’s Lust Stories is gearing up for a remake in Telugu. And Amala Paul is reportedly all set to feature as one of the characters.
As per latest reports, Telugu director Nandini Reddy will be one of the directors of the Telugu version of Lust Stories. The filmmaker was reportedly keen to cast Amala as she was impressed with Amala's natural acting capabilities. The report claimed that Amala was extremely excited when the movie was offered to her. Amala is likely to star opposite Jagapathy Babu in the segment.
The Telugu version is going to follow the same format as its Hindi counterpart- four segments being directed by four filmmakers. In the Hindi version, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap had directed the parts and in the Telugu version, apart from Nalini Reddy, Sankalp Reddy, Sandeep Reddy Vanga and Tharun Bhascker are set to direct.
There are also reports that Amala might step to the shoes of Kiara Advani for the segment directed by Karan Johar and also starring Vicky Kaushal. The track featured the woman not being sexually satisfied and indulging in self-pleasure.
It is not clear if the four stories would be the same as the Hindi ones, or they are just generally taking the concept of Lust Stories and come up with their own stories based on lust.
Amala Paul and Karan Johar seem to have an equation as the latter had unveiled the trailer of the former’s Aadai that had released a few weeks ago. Amala was termed as ‘bold’ for her role in the thriller movie.
Meanwhile, Lust Stories made India proud by being nominated for the International Emmy Awards, to be held in November later this year in the Best Miniseries category.
Even Radhika Apte was nominated for the Best Actor category in the awards. Her segment was directed by Anurag Kashyap and also starred Sairat fame Akash Thosar.
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