The Telugu industry seems to be the go-to spot for Bollywood producers looking for great stories. After Arjun Reddy, the film that is being officially remade is Dear Comrade. In fact, the remake rights were purchased even before the film released on July 26.
Vijay Deverakonda shared a picture with Karan Johar and Bharat Kamma announcing that the film is going to be made in Hindi.
He also hinted at a collaboration with the Bollywood bigwig. However, he has said that he is not starring in the remake. It seems many producers were eyeing Dear Comrade after Kabir Singh became the year's biggest blockbuster.
As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Bhushan Kumar - Murad Khetani and Sajid Nadiadwala - Vijay Galani were also keen to acquire the rights of Dear Comrade.
However, Karan Johar surged ahead by buying the remake rights for a reported six crore. It is obvious that the makers are hoping it will be a huge success as Kabir Singh. Karan Johar had tweeted, "Stunning and powerful love story! With top notch performances and exceptional music... Announcing that @DharmaMovies to remake this beautiful film."
But the catch is that unlike Arjun Reddy, Dear Comrade is not that huge a box-office success.
Mumbai Mirror spoke to Sreedhar Pillai, a trade analyst who said, "The film opened well at the box-office, but hasn’t lived up to the expectations." This has left trade pundits wondering about the financial viability of the project. A source close to Dharma Productions told Mumbai Mirror, "Dear Comrade has fared as per the estimation of Karan’s company. They will surely be making the Hindi adaptation as planned." The film made Rs 11 crore on its opening day from all the South Indian states. But it dipped on Saturday and made only Rs 3 crore from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Reports say that Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor might star in the remake of Dear Comrade.