A day after Samantha Akkineni made it official that she will be part of the Tamil and Telugu remake of Kananda paranormal thriller U-Turn, it has been learnt that popular southern actors Aadi Pinisetty and Rahul Ravindran have been roped in to play pivotal roles in the film.
â€śLooking forward to working on the U-Turn remake with one of favorite people @Samanthaprabhu2 :) And really kicked about getting to learn first hand from a maverick like @pawanfilms", wrote Rahul Ravindran on Twitter.
In an interview to IB Times Director Pawan Kumar told, "The talks were on for some time now, but the date issues delayed the project. Finally, the project is happening and the first schedule will commence in February. The movie is likely to be released in July."
Apparently, Aadi will be seen playing a cop and Rahul will be Samanthaâ€™s friend. To be directed by Pawan Kumar, the regular shooting commences from February.
According to Sources, Pawan is planning to shoot the film in Chennai and Hyderabad. In the film, Samantha will be seen as a young reporter who investigates a mysterious case.
The original Kannada film featured Shraddha Srinath, Radhika Chetan, Dileep Raj and Roger Narayan, and was directed by Pawan Kumar. The film revolves around the mystery behind the death of motorists who die tragic deaths after breaking traffic rules on a particular flyover in Bengaluru.
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.