Tamil hit movie ‘96’ starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, which also won critical acclaim, is likely to get a Telugu version.
Allu Arjun will play the lead role in the film, which will be produced by Dil Raju.
Prem Kumar, the director of Tamil original himself, will wield megaphone for the Telugu remake.
Impressed by the story line, Allu Arjun has agreed to do the film, sources said.
Prem Kumar is tweaking the script of '96' to suit the taste of Telugu film buffs.
The story revolves around a travel-photographer who meets his childhood flame after two decades.
For Allu Arjun, whose last film Naa Peru Surya bombed at the box office, the remake of '96' will be a crucial movie.
Initial talk of the tinsel town was that young actor Nani would play Vijay Sethupathi’s role.
Dil Raju bought the remake rights of '96' after it became a runway hit in Tamil. However, Nani reportedly turned down the offer.
This is how Allu Arjun, who is eager to deliver a hit as his recent films did not fare well, came into the picture.
Though there is no official confirmation so far about the cast and crew of the film, the talk of the town is that Dil Raju is trying to rope in none other than Samantha to play the heroine’s role in the romantic drama.