Director Harish Shankar is planning the remake of Tamil film Jigarthanda in Telugu and has roped in Varun Tej to play one of the leads. While Siddharth and Bobby Simha have acted in the Tamil film, VarunTej is enacting Bobby Simha’s role in the Telugu version. “Varun Tej has agreed to do the negative role and now, the director is looking for other actor to play Siddharth’s role,” says a source. Harish is believed to be looking at Raj Tarun and Naga Shaurya to play the other actor’s role. Rashmika Mandanna has already been roped in for the female lead.
Harish, who considered other options for his next venture, finalised on this remake since he found the script interesting and appealing to the Telugu audience.
Producers, Ram and Gopi Achanta are planning to start the shoot shortly.