There are reports suggesting Rana Daggubati, who was impressed with the recent Tollywood Nani- Shraddha Srinath sports drama Jersey, has bought the Tamil remake rights. The news now is that Rana has approached actor Vishnu Vishal, who is also a cricketer in real life, for the film revolving around a cricketer. Gowtham Tinnanuri directed the original.
A source close to the production informs us that Rana is looking out for a Gen Y filmmaker to helm the Tamil version.
When DC contacted Vishnu, he did confirm that he was being approached. “Talks are on and everything is going positively. I can’t reveal much at this point.” Earlier, Rana, in a series of tweets, hailed Jersey, posting, “Telugu cinema's storytelling in its best time!! #Jersey what a simple beautiful told with excellent craftsmanship. #Gautham you your cast and crew have knocked it out the park.
#Jersey showcases the finest performances!! @NameisNani you my friend are amongst the country'sbest!! @ShraddhaSrinath watched you with moist eyes all tru. you were excellent. #Satyaraj Garu.... Awesome always!!”
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