Director Bala is gearing up to wield the megaphone for the Tamil remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy and is busy assembling his team.
According to reports, noted cinematographer M Sukumar, who had cranked the camera for films such as Mynaa and Kumki has been roped in to work in the remake.
Interestingly, his association with Bala dates back to several years when he had the opportunity to work as a still photographer in Nandha, a Bala directorial that had Suriya in the lead role.
According to reports, M Sukumar not only shares a good rapport with director Bala but also knows Dhruv very well. Dhruv, son of actor Vikram, will be making his acting debut with this remake, it may be mentioned here.
The young actor is doing a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character and his initial step is to grow a long and thick beard.
On his son getting to debut in a Bala directorial, Vikram posted on Instagram: “Presenting the director par excellence who will present Dhruv to the world. #arjunreddyremake #thankyou4watchingthisspace#congrats2thosewhoguessedright.”
Arjun Reddy, a coming of age comedy drama film, was directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Pranay Reddy Vanga under the banner Bhadrakali Pictures.
The original version starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey as the lead pair. While Dhruv would be reprising the role done by Vijay Devarakonda, there is no announcement yet regarding the female lead.
Arjun Reddy was made on a budget of Rs. 5 crore and it went on to gross over Rs. 51 crore at the box office.
Dhruv had directed a short film titled Goodnight Charlie which was about child abuse within a family and this gave rise to the speculation that he would turn out to be a director. However, the young lad is set on following the footsteps of his talented dad.
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