Director Santosh Srinivas' hit Telugu movie Kandireega starring Ram and Hansika Motwani in the lead roles, is being remade in Hindi. According to reports, filmmaker Ekta Kapoor has bought the rights of this Telugu flick from producer Bellamkonda Suresh. This Bollywood remake is directed by David Dhawan and it would feature his son Varun Dhawan in the lead role.
Kandireega is a romantic comedy film, which was released on August 12, 2011. The film revolves around Seenu (Ram), who is a street-smart guy, doing his degree at a college in Hyderabad. He falls in love with Sruthi (Hansika Motwani) whom goon Bhavani (Sonu Sood) forces to love him. The rest of the story is all about comedy of errors.
On Monday, the makers of the film released a teaser of the Hindi remake of Kandireega, which features an actor with back to the camera and holding a poster reading: Mafia Don Kidnaps Girl! Varun Dhawan, who hogged the limelight with Student Of The Year, will play Ram's role. Talking to IANS, he said, "I am doing a film with Balaji Motion Pictures, for which work has already begun."
Meanwhile, the officials at the Balaji Motion Pictures (BMP) have also confirmed the news. Girish Johar, BMP head of acquisition and distribution said, "The film is a remake of Telugu film Kandireega. We are remaking it with Varun under his father's shadow." But he did not any details about the heroine.