Less than a week after rumours suggested that Varun Dhawan could be seen in the Hindi remake of Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’ (2017), the latest buzz indicates that Arjun Kapoor has been confirmed for the film.

“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,” said a source, according to Deccan Chronicle.

The source went on to add, “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”.

It seems Kapoor’s previous decisions have helped him come on board with this project, as the source revealed further, “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”.

It’s thought that the Hindi version could also be helmed by Sandeep Vanga, the director of the Telugu original. Kapoor and the makers are expected to meet to discuss the project soon.

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