A popular production house has bagged the rights for a Hindi remake of Anushka Shetty starrer, ‘Arundhati’
Anushka Shetty starrer, Arundhati, which released in 2009 is one of the best films of Telugu cinema. Directed by Kodi Ramakrishna, Arundhati is termed as the best performance of Anushka Shetty so far. Now, reports are doing rounds that the film might be remade in Hindi. Initially, two names were being considered to play the role of Arundhati- Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor Khan’.
Kareena Kapoor or Anushka Sharma: Who will star in the Hindi remake of 2009 Telugu blockbuster, Arundhati?
But now, two filmmakers who have done extensive work in the film industry have taken over the rights of the Hindi remake. They are looking to cast either Kareena or Anushka if the dates work out. Sonu Sood had mentioned that Kodi Ramakrishna (the director of the original film) was keen to direct it, but could not do it due to language barriers.
Who will be the next Arundhati?
“The film is finally being made in Hindi after 10 years, as the subject has a period feel to it and will be very relevant. If Kareena Kapoor’s dates don’t work out, Anushka Sharma could be an option for Arundhati Hindi Remake. When the film went to Anushka first, she could not do it due to her busy schedules and contractual obligations,” quoted a source.
Anushka Shetty had received as many as seven awards for her powerful performance in Arundhati. The film also starred Sonu Sood, Arjan Bajwa, Manorama, and Sayaji Shinde. Arundhati was released on 16th January 2009 and it opened to positive reviews.
Shyam Prasad Reddy revealed that he got the idea of Arundhati while receiving National Awards for the film Anji (2004). Being inspired by films like Chandramukhi and Exorcist, he made it a female-oriented story “for a bigger appeal so that the entire family can watch it.” He added, “I added classical dance to it. I wanted to mount the film on a grander scale. I wanted to play the film on ‘fear of the evil spirit’. Arundhati is about good fighting evil. Hence I had to make sure that both the characters of Arundhati and Pasupati equally powerful.”
Now that you know more about the movie Arundhati, who do you think would fit the role better- Kareena Kapoor or Anushka Sharma? Share your views with us.