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Kartik Aaryan and Shruti Haasan’s South remake on backburner

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Published Oct 2, 2016, 12:20 am IST
Updated Oct 2, 2016, 9:19 am IST
Anand L. Rai has put the Prasanna-directed remake on hold, concentrating on Nimmo instead.
Kartik Aryan and Shruti Haasan
 Kartik Aryan and Shruti Haasan

Earlier we had informed you that Anand L. Rai’s Manmarziyan, which was to be directed by Sameer Sharma, would be directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, of Nil Battey Sannata fame. The film was to star Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, but the movie didn’t see the light of day and was put on hold for an indefinite period of time. Now, it looks like yet another of Anand’s movies has been put on the backburner.

The producer, who last worked on Happy Bhag Jayegi had roped in South filmmaker, Prasanna, to remake his movie, Kalyana Samayal Saadham. It was to see Kartik Aryan and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. Unfortunately, fate had other plans, as this untitled movie, too, ended up being pushed indefinitely.

 

Says a source, “The South remake that Anand was producing and Prasanna was directing, has been put on hold, and the makers are gearing up instead for another film Nimmo, in which Dhanush plays a cameo.”

A strong source suggests that Kartik refused another movie for Anand’s pushed project. “Kartik, who was approached for Tadka, which stars Nana Patekar and Shriya Saran, said no to the makers of this for a better offer in Anand’s film. However, it turns out that Anand’s movie, too, is being pushed to make way for Nimmo.”

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