In the beginning of 2015, actor Ravi Teja had announced that he would star in the Telugu remake of Akshay Kumar-starrer Special 26. A year went by without any development on that front but now it has been confirmed by reliable sources that filmmaker Harish Shankar will direct as well as produce this project with a close friend. However, Harish won’t be working with Ravi on this project and will reportedly replace him with someone else.
Although Harish has not yet finalized the cast and crew, it has been confirmed that he will commence work on the remake soon after he wraps up his next project with Allu Arjun, which is tipped to go on the floors from next month. Sources also say that Jr. NTR might be approached with the offer as the actor is looking forward to work in a light-hearted thriller with ample scope for humour.
Known for delivering hits such as Mirapakay and Gabbar Singh, Harish’s film with Allu Arjun is tipped to be an action-thriller.
(Content provided by Digital Native)