The pre-look poster of Nikhil Siddharthâ€™s upcoming film has created the right buzz. Touted to be the official remake of the Kannada blockbuster Kirik Party, the Telugu remake would be directed by debutant Saran Kopisetty and bankrolled by Anil Sunkara under his banner AK Entertainments. The screenplay for this remake has been penned by Sudheer Varma of Swamy Ra Ra fame and Chandoo Mondeti of the Telugu Premam fame. The pre-look poster that was released recently depicts the college theme on which it is based and goes on to reveal that the first look would be out on December 2 at 5pm.
According to sources close to the film unit, Nikhil had done a lot of homework to fit into the character. He will be sporting a new look in the film and has gained about 12 kilos of weight. Apart from regular workouts at the gym, Nikhil was also put on a regular protein diet, add sources. The film is based on college and the life of the students in it thereby making it a complete campus romantic-comedy.
Kannada movie Kirik Party, released on December 29 last year, was one of the blockbuster hits in the Kannada film industry. It became one of the highest grossing Kannada films and celebrated 150 days at the box office. Directed by Rishab Shetty, the film starred Rakshit Shetty, Rashmika Mandanna, Samyuktha Hegde, Achyuth Kumar and Pramod Shetty in pivotal roles.
Nikhil Siddharth made his debut as a hero with the Telugu film Happy Days and went to act in various films such as Ankit, Pallavi & Friends, Om Shanti, Surya vs Surya, Shankarabaranam and Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada. His last release was Keshava which was directed by Sudheer Varma. The film released in May this year and received positive reviews.