The hit pair will be replacing the roles of Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in the Bollywood remake
Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon will reportedly star in the remake of Allu Arjun’s movie Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. According to a report in Times Of India, the project will bring together the actors after the successful film Luka Chuppi. The hit pair will be replacing the roles of Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in the Bollywood remake which will be helmed by Rohit Dhawan.
The makers had initially planned to launch the project in June and Kartik had come on board earlier. However, the female lead of the movie was not confirmed as Kriti was busy with other projects. Now that she has confirmed her availability, the movie is expected to go on floors by November, revealed the makers.
Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, which was released in 2020, is an action drama with ample dose of humour of drama, helmed by Trivikram Srinivas. The movie follows Bantu (played by Allu Arjun), who reaches out to his biological father, after learning that he has been swapped as an infant.
The songs from the movie went on to become chartbusters. Among them, Butta Bomma sung by Armaan Malik, had created an internet storm, thanks to the delightful dance movements of Allu and Pooja in it. It went viral in no time and crossed over 400 million views on YouTube. Interestingly, Kartik Aaryan had also dropped a video some time ago, in which he was dancing to the song, trying to match steps to the catchy beats. Though he didn’t talk about playing the lead in the remake, the news of him headlining the Bollywood version was doing the rounds then.
The makers were reportedly in talks with two other actresses, too, before Kriti came on board. We hear that the remake will be produced by the same team who backed the Telugu original - Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and S Radha Krishna. More details about the film and its cast and crew are expected to be out soon from the makers through an official announcement.