The Telugu-language drama film Arjun Reddy had turned out to be one of the big box office successes last year. Starring Vijay Deverakonda and debutante Shalini Pandey in the lead roles, the film narrated the story of a surgeon with serious anger issues. The film was the directorial debut of Sandeep Reddy Vanga who is now bringing it to Bollywood with Shahid Kapoor in the the lead role.
Shahid’s role would be of the same high-functioning surgeon from the original film. The character Dr. Arjun Reddy has many shades including soft and romantic ones to the aggressive, self-harming kinds. Otherwise a highly talented medical professional, Arjun is unable to deal with his personal issues. His life takes a downward spiral after his girlfriend marries someone else. His ultimate survival and re-emergence as a stable professional forms the crux of the film.
Producers Murad Khetani and Ashwin Warde have bought the rights for Arjun Reddy‘s Hindi remake. However, the shooting locations, the actress opposite Shahid as well as the official title of the film are not yet final. After Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor has several interesting roles up his sleeve. Watching him recreate the essence of the original Arjun Reddy would be a treat for fans.
Arjun Reddy is also set for a Tamil remake. Reportedly, the Tamil version will introduce new faces to the industry.