The 2014 Bollywood release 2 States starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt is getting a Telugu remake with actor-filmmaker Adivi Sesh and Shivani Rajasekhar essaying the lead roles. The makers of the movie recently made the official announcement on the remake and are reportedly retaining the original title. The ‘Kshanam’ star also took to Twitter to share the news.
Bros n Gals, launch of my new film on March 24th! Its mighty special because it will also be the debut of the pretty n talented #ShivaniRajashekar.
The official Telugu remake of #2States22 March 2018
#2States Also special cuz @Deonidas will be cranking the camera again 😊 Previously did #Kshanam , now doing #Goodachari and will start #2States ! Looking fwd to working with Bhagyashree - Rajat Kapoor - Lissy & Aditya Menon. Better pull up my socks, that cast is sparkling !😊
— Adivi Sesh (@AdiviSesh) 22 March 2018
The original 2 States was based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat and essentially chronicled how Chetan met his wife and the difficulties they faced due to their cultural differences. The protagonists, Krish and Ananya come from two very different cultural backgrounds and decide that they won't get married until they convince their parents. As feared, differences between the families pose a hurdle in their intense love story. While the Hindi version had Arjun and Alia playing a Punjabi guy and a Tamil girl respectively, the Telugu version is going to spin the tale another way around. From the poster, it seems like Shivani is going to essay a Bengali girl from Kolkata, while Sesh will play a Telugu boy from Hyderabad. The design also indicates that there might be a plot point based in the United States as well.
The Telugu adaptation will be helmed by debutante Venkat Kuncham and will also mark the debut of Shivani Rajasekhar, daughter of veteran actor Rajasekhar. Shivani has been assisting her mother, Jeevitha Rajasekhar in their production works lately and is well aware of the film-making process. Sesh, who has been riding high on the success of Baahubali and Kshanam, will be reprising the role of Arjun Kapoor in the remake. The film will also witness veteran actors like Lissy, Rajat Kapoor, Bhagyashree and Aditya Menon in pivotal roles. Bhagyashree, best known for Salman Khan starrer Maine Pyar Kiya, is all set to make a comeback to the silver-screen with this film after eight long years. The film is all set to go on floors on March 24. Further details about the cast will soon be revealed. Reportedly, the film which will be produced by MLV Satyanarayana may release in the second half of this year.While the music of 2 States remake will be composed by Anup Rubens, the cinematography of the film will be managed by Shaneil Deo who worked on Kshanam earlier.