With Vijay Deverakonda flying into Mumbai to show his enrapturing new romantic drama Dear Comrade toKaran Johar, and with Karan immediately buying the Hindi remake rights after viewing the irresistible film , rumours have started flying fast about the cast of the Hindi remake.
According to reports in a section of the media Karan Johar plans to cast his Dhadak pair Ishaan Khattar and Janhvi Kapoor in the Hindi remake of Dear Comrade.
However when I touched base with Karan Johar he denied this media-manufactured casting completely and revealed that he wants Vijay Devarakonda to play the role again.
“He is so good in the film! But Vijay doesn’t want to do the re-make. He’s very clear on that. And I respect and appreciate his viewpoint,” says Karan Johar.
Vijay Deverakonda had earlier refused to even consider encoring his blockbuster role from Arjun Reddy.
“As far as I am concerned, whether it is Arjun Reddy or Dear Comrade, I’ve already done what I could do with the characters. There’s nothing more I could do with them. So I’d rather let go and see what other actors can do with them,” says Vijay.
Not too many actors would be able to resist those zeroes on the cheque offered to play the same role in multiple languages .Most Telugu superstars have been eager to star in Hindi remakes of their films. If they haven’t been cast in the remakes it is because they weren’t offered .