The shakeup in the cast and crew of Varmaa, the Tamil remake of the game-changing Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy,left the project with only the hero in place. And that is Tamil cinema’s doyen Vikram’s son Dhruv whose launch-pad Varmaa is meant to be.
However the producers were so deeply disappointed by what director Bala had achieved that they decided to scrap the entire film after it was complete, dismantle the entire cast and crew , except of course Dhruv(it’s his launch , remember?) and remake the film from scratch.
For a few days now news reports of Britain-based actress Banita Sandhu who playedVarun Dhawan’s comatose soul-mate in Shoojit Sircar’s October, replacing the orginal female lead, Meghna a model from Kolkata, in Varmaa was doing the rounds.
Banita has confirmed to me that she is indeed doing Varmaa.
Says Banita, “Yes I am doing Varmaa. And I am quite excited about it.After Octobernothing really interesting was coming way. Until now.”
Banita looks forward to begin preparation to play the out-of-control alcoholic hero’s quiet subdued love interest. “I am waiting for the acting workshops to begin.The shooting date is yet to be finalized. But I am hoping it would begin in the next month or so.”
The pretty young British Indian says she can’t wait to start shooting. “I was just waiting for the right film to come along after October.This(Varmaa) made perfect sense.I am super-excited about getting back on a film set.”