Going by the reports doing rounds, Tollywood star Nandamuri Balakrishna may be reprising the role done by his Kannada counterpart Shiva Rajkumar in Mufti.
It may be mentioned here that Shiva has played the role Bhairathi Rangal in the film. Sources say that Balakrishna was impressed with the role done by Shiva in Mufti and expressed his interest in doing the remake.
While the remake rights of this film have already been bagged by a leading film producer in Tollywood, details about the technical crew and star cast are yet to be finalised. Sources in the know say that GVR Vasu, who is currently wielding the megaphone for the Shiva Rajkumar-starrer Kavacha, may be directing Balakrishna in the remake.
Mufti, which hit the silver screens last year, was directed by Narthan and bankrolled by Jayanna and Bhogendra under the banner Jayanna Combines. The film starred Shiva Rajkumar, Srimurali, Shanvi Srivastava, Madhu Guruswamy and Vasishta N Simha.
Ravi Basrur had composed music for this venture with Naveen Kuma wielding the camera and Harish Komme editing it. It is a neo-noir action crime thriller film that had Shiva playing the gang boss Bhairathi Ranagal.
Nandamuri Balakrishna began this year with the KS Ravi Kumar directorial Jai Simha and is currently concentrating in the NTR biopic, which is touted to be his dream project. Planned to be a well-researched project, this biopic will feature Balakrishna portraying his father, the legendary actor and politician, NT Rama Rao.
It may be mentioned here Balakrishna has a special interest in this NTR biopic, as he is also co-producing the film along with Sai Korrapati on a huge budget.
Balakrishna is also busy with Director GVR Vasu's Kavacha. It is still unclear if he would take up the Mufti remake. For more details on this, we need to wait for an official confirmation from the makers.
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