After back-to-back hits like Super Deluxe, Majili and Oh! Baby, Samantha Akkineni is currently busy with the 96 remake in Telugu. While there were reports doing rounds that Samantha has been roped in for the badminton champion PV Sindhuâ€™s biopic, now it seems to be a rumour.
Various reports had surfaced which said Samantha had inked the deal but now according to an Indiaglitz report, it is said that she was never approached for the project in the first place.
Ever since PV Sindhu grabbed the top spot as the World Badminton champion, there were reports that a biopic on her is on cards. When the sports icon was asked which actor would be the best choice for the biopic, she had replied that it would be Deepika Padukone.
The Hindustan Times quoted PV Sindhu as saying, â€śWould definitely want Deepika Padukone to play the character. She had played the game and is a good actor too. But then the makers would take the final decision and I trust their decision.â€ť Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will be producing the biopic and the groundwork for it is on.
It may be noted here that C Prem Kumar, who had directed the original version of 96 in Tamil, is wielding the megaphone for the Telugu version as well with Dil Raju bankrolling the project under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The Tamil film 96 turned out to be one of the biggest hits last year following which its remake rights for Telugu and Kannada were lapped up. The Telugu remake stars Sharwanand and Samantha as the lead pair.
The Tamil version starred Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha as the lead pair. The film received widespread appreciation from film buffs, critics and film personalities. It is a C Prem Kumar directorial bankrolled by Nandagopal under the Madras Enterprises banner.
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