The yet-untitled project, which stars Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni in lead roles, went on the floors last month and is being directed by Prem Kumar, who helmed the original as well.

Gouri Kishan of 96 fame reprises her role in Telugu remake
Flix Tollywood Friday, May 31, 2019 - 18:55

Actor Gouri G Kishan, who played the teenage version of Trisha in Tamil romantic drama 96, has been roped in to reprise her own role in the Telugu remake of the film. The yet-untitled project, which stars Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni in lead roles, went on the floors last month and is being directed by Prem Kumar, who helmed the original as well. Gouri took to twitter to post a picture from the sets of the remake and was seen in the school get up from the original. This film, which is being produced by Dil Raju, will mark Gouri’s Telugu debut.  

The makers, who have so far shot two schedules in Mauritius and Kenya, are currently filming the school portion. It’s still not yet known who plays the younger version of Sharwanand, the role which was originally played by Vijay Sethupathi. Aadithya Bhaskar, son of veteran actor MS Bhaskar, played the younger version of Sethupathi in 96, which is rumoured to have the same title for the Telugu version as well. Samantha is yet to join the sets and she’s expected to start filming from the first week of June as she was busy wrapping up her next Telugu release Oh Baby over the last few weeks.

Not long ago, rumours emerged that the Telugu version won’t feature the school portion and will instead have a segment featuring college. However, director Prem Kumar had quashed these reports and clarified that no changes will be made in the remake. He told The Hindu Tamil: “There are rumors that the Telugu remake will be about their love story from college days. These reports are not true. The beauty and life of the script is in its school day love. We are not making any changes in the core plot of the script, but a few small changes have been made keeping in mind the local sensibilities. Even as Dil Raju sir bought the remake rights, we decided to just replicate the same theme with very minor changes.”

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