After Tata Sutaria, who’ll beamong her debut in Student of the Year 2 alongside Tiger Shroff, had to quit the Arjun Reddy remake due to contractual obligations with Dharma Productions, the makers of the latter went into overdrive searching for a suitable female lead, and their frantic search has yielded results rather soon. Reportedly, Kiara Advani has been roped in as the film’s female lead opposite Shahid Kapoor, and an official announcement is expected soon.
The Arjun Reddy remake marks yet another big project landed by the young actress after being signed for the second female lead in the upcoming Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor Khan family drama. Unfortunately, Tara had to leave the film because SOTY 2 got delayed to next year, and the Arjun Reddy remake would have released before it. As per any newcomer’s contract with Dharma, their first film always needs to be the one they sign with the production house.
Sandeep Vanga, who directed the Telugu original, starring Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey, is on board for the remake, too. Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani will be producing it.