The Telugu movie Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead, became a cult hit and got a blockbuster response! The movie was remade in Tamil by director Bala, under the E4 Entertainment banner, with Chiyaan Vikram's son Dhruv in the lead. When the movie was complete and Bala submitted the first copy to the producer, he was not satisfied with the finished product and trashed it. The whole cast and crew was revamped with the exception of Dhruv, who was still kept on as the lead. Gireesaaya, who co-directed Arjun Reddy with director Pradeep Vanga, is now at the helm of the Tamil version, which is to be re-shot completely.
This new movie which has been renamed Adithya Varma, from the originally titled Varmaa, is to have Banita Sandhu as the female lead. The unit has begun shooting for the new version Monday onwards. Produced by Mukesh Mehta for E4 Entertainment, ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran has been roped in to handle the camera. It is also said that Priya Anand has replaced Raiza Wilson for an important supporting role. Music is to be composed by Radhan, who also composed for Arjun Reddy. Talking about this, a source close to the unit reveals, "The team has started shooting for the revived version of Adithya Varma and is going on at full speed. The movie is expected to complete shooting at the earliest. This remake will be a true frame-to-frame remake of the original Arjun Reddy!"
Anbu Thasan, who shot to fame with Nayanthara's Kolamaavu Kokila has been roped in to play Dhruv's friend's role, which was played by Rahul Ramakrishna in Arjun Reddy and Akash Premkumar in the Bala directed Tamil version. There are speculations that Chiyaan Vikram is personally involved in each and every stage of the movie, right from the casting. An exciting buzz around Adithya Varma is that an unexpected celebrity will be playing an important role in this movie. Stay tuned to know who it is...