Mumbai: After many speculations about other Bollywood actors, it seems like Arjun Kapoor is finally on-board for the Hindi remake of Sandeep Vanga’s Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy'.
A source told the daily, "Yes, it's true. Though it has taken three-four months of continuous and tireless efforts, the rights have worked out. Murad Khetani (producer) has officially bagged it but Arjun too put in his share of efforts to ensure that the rights came through."
Revealing about the plotline, the source added, "The movie will be like Rockstar meets Dev.D. Also, since the film’s rights have been bought at a high price and it’s not going to be a typical masala potboiler, Arjun doesn’t want to overburden the project with his fee. He doesn’t want the budget to become an impediment and instead aims to see a quality film minus any compromises."
"Arjun had worked on the profit-sharing basis in 'Ki & Ka' as well but this time, he wants his involvement to be more pronounced. Considering the fact that Arjun Reddy got an A certificate, the Hindi version will also be a mature and sensitive film with an intense love story at its heart," further added the source.
It has been said that Arjun will meet the producers of the film to have a talk about the possible collaboration.
"There are chances that the original film’s director (Sandeep Vanga) will helm this version too, but all such details - including when the film goes on the floor - will be decided upon when the makers and Arjun meet later this month or early on in February."
The original film had Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. 'Arjun Reddy' tells the story of a young and brilliant medico titular character, Arjun Reddy with anger management issues.The film deals with the contemporary issues in urban youth upon love failure and received critical acclaim and gained a cult following among youth in two Telugu states.