It was earlier reported that director Gautham Menon will be playing Dhruv Vikram’s father in the film.

Gautham Menon not a part of Dhruv Vikrams Adithya Varma producers clarify
Flix Kollywood Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 14:30

Earlier, it was reported that director Gautham Menon will be playing Dhruv Vikram’s father in Adithya Varma, the remake of the hit Telugu movie Arjun Reddy. However, it has now been clarified by the producer of the film that Gautham is not a part of the film. Mukesh R Mehta of E4 Entertainment had reportedly made the clarification.

Sources from the film's camp told in.com "Gautham Menon was indeed one of the forerunners to be roped in as Dhruv's father and he was also approached for the same. Unfortunately, he could not take up the project due to his prior commitments."   

It may be noted here that director Bala had directed the remake under the title Varma but after seeing the final version of the film, the producers decided to scrap the project following creative differences.

In a press release, the production house had stated, “We at E4 Entertainment are not at all happy with the final version handed over to us and due to various creative and other differences, we have decided not to release this version. Instead, we will start afresh and shoot a new Tamil version of Arjun Reddy with Dhruv as the main lead, by staying true to the soul and intention of the original.”

The producer had retained Dhruv Vikram and music composer Rothan for the new version of the remake while the rest of the star cast and crew were discarded. While Bala’s version had Megha Chowdhury and Raiza Wilson as the female leads, the new version will have Banita Sandhu and Priya Anand in their place. The film is being directed by Girisayya, an associate of director Sandeep Vanga who had directed the original. Ravi K Chandran is cranking the camera for this venture.

The Hindi version of Arjun Reddy, titled Kabir, is scheduled for release on June 21 and looks like Adithya Varma will also release around the same time. The Hindi version has Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani as the lead pair reprising the role done by Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the original.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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