The psycho-thriller, which emerged as a surprising hit of the year, has impressed Upendra. As a result, he has given a nod to star in the Kannada version of the movie. Producer Rama Narayanan has acquired the Sandalwood rights of Kanchana and he is planning to direct the film.
Rama Narayanan has confirmed the news and has claimed that he is directing the remake film. While Upendra will enact the role played by Raghav Lawrewnce, Lakshmi Rai will portray the same role in Kannada. Umashree and Shurti are also in the cast and the hunt for the character of transgender played by Sarath Kumar is on.