However, buzz is that due to the dismal performance of Mausam at the box office, Kapoors were forced to let go of the deal.

If rumours are to be believed, the same remake may now star Girish Kumar in the lead, with insiders saying that daddy Kumar Taurani has bid for the project and is rather keen on helming the film.
While Arya 2 managed to create waves in the South film industry, the film’s track Ringa Ringa made its way to the music charts, as well as in Salman Khan’s Ready as Dhinka Chika.

“The director of Arya 2, Sukumar was interested to remake the film with Shahid. Talks were held twice with two different production houses. However, soon after Mausam tanked, the deal fell apart,” said an insider.

Earlier this year, Taurani initiated talks to acquire the rights and the deal will be finalized soon. Sukumar is currently busy with his next film, starring Mahesh Babu.

While Pankaj Kapur rubbished the buzz, Kumar Taurani said, “Nothing has been finalised.” The Tauranis already hold the remake rights of Arya 1.

Shahid’s spokesperson denies knowledge of the actor ever expressing interest in the project. “In fact, everyone was surprised as there has been no discussion on this project as far as we know,” she adds.

Courtesy: Mid-day

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