Rumours have emerged that the remake will not feature the school portion and instead the makers have decided to include college portion.

No changes in 96 Telugu remake Prem Kumar clarifies
Flix Kollywood Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 18:53

Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha Krishnan starrer 96, one of the most loved Tamil films of last year, is all set to be remade in Telugu. Last week, it was officially announced that Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni will star in the Telugu version of the film, to be directed by C Prem Kumar, who helmed the original.

The project is set to go on the floors from March. The makers are currently busy finalising the rest of the cast and crew. It’s worth mentioning that Nani was originally considered for the remake, however, due to his current commitments he couldn’t take up the offer.

Ever since the announcement, rumours have emerged that the remake will not feature the school portion and instead the makers have decided to include college portion. However, director Prem Kumar has 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 days 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.”

96, which had a terrific run in cinemas, revolves around two childhood sweethearts who meet 20 years later at a school reunion event. The rest of the film is about what happens after.

The film was ravedby many for its representation of love. It had music by Govind Vasantha, who is most likely to be retained for the remake as well.  Meanwhile, 96 is also being remade in Kannada as 99. The first look poster from the Kannada version, which stars Ganesh and Bhavana in the lead, was released on Wednesday. 

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