‘Arjun Reddy’ will go to pan-Indian audiences in the form of Hindi remake starring Shahid Kapoor playing the lead role that was essayed by Vijay Deverakonda in the original. Do you know how much Shahid demanded for playing the role? Exactly Rs. 12 crores.
It was twice the budget of the original Telugu movie and we know that Vijay Deverakonda was paid peanuts as he was a budding actor then and his ‘Pelli Choopulu’ wasn’t even released. But, Shahid Kapoor is a star hero and is fresh, out of the blockbuster ‘Padmavat’ for which he was reportedly paid Rs. 10 crores.
Looks like, the makers of the Hindi remake have zeroed upon an amount they could afford and that is said to be Rs. 8 crores. It’s a trophy for sure for Shahid Kapoor both in the terms of remuneration and also the content. If Sandeep Reddy Vanga can tweak the narration according to the tastes of Bollywood audiences, this movie might turn a memorable one in Shahid Kapoor’s career, as well.