Telugu film Arjun Reddy is making waves at the box-office and at the same time has also impressed critics and audiences alike with its raw and bold portrayal of love and suffering.
In its first week in cinemas worldwide, the film, which made on a shoe string budget, has grossed a whopping Rs 31 crore, and has left the trade shell-shocked.
Producers have formed a beeline to acquire the remaining rights and going by the industry buzz, actor-filmmaker Dhanush is said to have bagged its rights for the Tamil remake.
Although an official confirmation is awaited, sources close to the makers have confirmed the reports.
Apparently, Dhanush was mighty impressed with the film and is said to have snapped the remake rights for Rs. 5 crore. While it's not sure yet whether he will act in the remake or get involved as a producer, it's learnt that he plans to take the project to the sets next year.
There are rumours that Dhanush's brother Selvaragahvan might direct the project but there's no confirmation regarding the same.
Arjun Reddy is the modern-day retelling of the Devdas story. It stars Vijay Deverakonda, in an unabashedly bold role, and debutante Shalini Pandey, apart from a host of very strong supporting actors.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film has been doing exceptional business even outside India.
In the US, in its first week, the film minted over Rs. 8 crore. Despite being embroiled in controversies for being extremely bold and endorsing lip-lock and pre-marital sex, the film has attained cult status among young audiences, particularly from those in the age group of 18-30.
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