'Vikram Vedha' Telugu remake; Rana and Venkatesh in talks

Thursday 10th August 2017 03:28 EDT

A source reveals that R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi's super-hit Tamil gangster drama 'Vikram Vedha' will possibly be remade in Telugu. While nothing is set in stone, the source reveals that actors Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh are already considered. “Talks have been initiated with Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh for Telugu remake. They were the first choice even before the release of 'Vikram Vedha'. However, nothing has been finalised yet and the process might take a few more months,” it was revealed.

Released last week, the original grossed over Rs 40 Crore worldwide, in just its first week. It is inspired by popular folklore Vikram Betaal, and is based on morality riddles applied to a police-gangster backdrop. Producer Sashikanth said, “Too early to talk about the remake. But yes, talks are on for the remake. But nothing has been confirmed yet.”

Daggubati, meanwhile, addressed the ongoing drug scandal in Tollywood. “The dangerous story about school kids doing drugs worries me. That's something that needs to be taken more seriously and addressed immediately. Who is supplying drugs to these kids? Are these people immigrants? How are they bringing drugs into the country?” he said.

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