After Karnataka Government announcing total rebate on remake movies, Kannada directors and producers are looking at popular South Indian films. They have tried to remake several movies in Kannada. Now MD Shridhar is preparing to remake popular Telugu movie Pokiri in Kannada.
Prince Mahesh Babu starrer Pokiri has broken all the at Telugu Box Office. The movie was directed by Puri Jagannath. Now Shridhar, who has bought the rights of the movie for 18 lakhs, says that Kannada audiences will also like the storyline of the movie.
According to Kannada film industry sources, challenging star Darshan will play the lead in the movie. Now Shridhar is busy with his forthcoming movie Jolly Days, which is set to release in the second week of December. Jolly Days is a remake of Telugu movie Happy Days.
Shridhar defends remaking by saying, "There is nothing wrong in remaking popular Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam movies in Kannada. I would like to remake the movies with interesting storyline."
"Pokiri was released with 250 prints in India and overseas. No other movie is able to break the record at the Box Office set by Pokiri. So I don't think there is anything wrong with remaking the movie, which has got such huge popularity. I've already met Darshan for the lead role and negotiation is going for the same. I hope to bring in a superstar of Kannada film as the hero of the movie," he adds.