Actor Atharva, who impressed Telugu & Tamil audience with his recent film Imaikka Nodigal, which released in Telugu as Anjali CBI is all set to make his Telugu debut with the remake of Jigarthanda.
He will be reprising Siddharth’s role in this thriller in which Varun Tej is also part of. It is said that the latter will be reprising Bobby Simha’s role in this film. Filmmaker Mrinalini Ravi has been cast in Lakshmi Menon’s role.
The final draft of the script has been locked and the team is finalizing the technicians and cast to play other key roles in these films. The film will be directed by Harish Shankar and Devi Sri Prasad will be composing tunes for this thriller which is made in the backdrop of mafia and killing. Ayanaka Bose will be cranking the camera. This remake project is titled Valmiki and will be bankrolled by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta under 14 Reels Plus Llp banner.
Jigarthanda was released in 2014 and a huge hit in the Tamil film industry. The film will go on floors soon and the movie is in pre-production stages.