“The leading lady had to be someone who looked innocent and vulnerable as that was the need of the character. Tara is perfect for the role. The film is expected to go on floors this July,” a source revealed to the daily.
Earlier speculations indicated that Shalini Pandey who played the leading lady opposite Vijay Devrakonda in the original might be retained in the remake as well. But our source revealed that the makers weren’t keen to go ahead with her as they wanted to bring a complete novelty to this film. “The Hindi version will have a North Indian setting and will be mostly shot in India along with one schedule abroad. The makers have made a couple of changes to the script in order to suit the sensibilities of Hindi audience but at the same time they have also kept the core emotion of the original storyline intact and have retained the spirit and essence of it without making much differences,” the source added.
The story of the Hindi adaptation will be based in Mumbai while the medical college will be in Delhi unlike Mangalore in the original. Siddharth-Garima, the writer duo who has penned films like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela-Ramleela and Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha has come on board to write the dialogues for this remake which goes on floors in July.
As for Tara's addition, going by the report by the leading newspaper, Shahid might finally be seen opposite a newbie after a long hiatus apparently!