It is officially confirmed that Shahid Kapoor will be portraying the titular role of Arjun Reddy in the Hindi remake of Telugu cult. Vijay Deverakonda starrer was released in 2017 and was considered a cult instantly. It was also one of the biggest blockbuster of 2017 in Telugu despite of being a 3 hour long drama, which were considered to extinct. Reddy is a very personal and rooted story as it was never intended to be a pan-India film but people worldwide connected to it only because it is a drama on par with universal emotion called love and represented it in such a spiritual way.
Instead of ‘I Love You’, ‘ I Arjun Reddy You’ term got popular on internet as the character was though flawed but such a definition of love that appealed to mass audience. IMDB interviewed Vijay on the phenomenal response of the film and it was the third highest rated Indian film on IMDB 2017. Ranveer Singh was initially approached for the role but he did not do it considering he just came off a dark character like Khilji and did not want to get into a sad zone again.
Shahid is an exceptional actor but it would be such a tall order for him to do this role as comparison is invincible and he can’t play it same as Vijay. Sandeep Reddy, who directed the original will be helming this one as well with producers Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde. Title of the film might not change but the setting needs to be apt for Hindi film viewers and dialogues would be sharply converted as there were some great lines in the film. It would be interesting to see if Sandeep creates any change in the film or goes Prabhu Deva way to capture the film scene by scene as the original.