After the official Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda starrer ‘Arjun Reddy’ made waves at the box office in Bollywood as ‘Kabir Singh’ starring Shahid Kapoor, all eyes were on his latest released film, ‘Dear Comrade’ in Telugu. If reports in Bollywood Hungama are anything to go by then Bollwyood filmmaker and producer, Karan Johar has acquired the Hindi remake rights of the same by shelling out a whopping of Rs 6 crore. This is apparently highest ever paid for the rights of a south film.
After watching Dear Comrade, Karan had tweeted, “Had the pleasure to be the first to see Dear Comrade. What a powerful and intense love story! Top notch performances by Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna. The film is exceptionally moving and leaves you with such an important and relevant message.”
The report stated that along with Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Vijay Galani were also bidding. However, it was Karan Johar who got the rights in a whopping of Rs. 6 crore. Reportedly, no remake rights of a South film have ever been sold for such an amount. Not even of commercial and family entertainers like ‘Temper’ which was remade as ‘Simmba’ starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan or ‘Muni 2: Kanchana’ which is being remade as Laxmmi Bomb starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani.
Apart from this, Karan will also be seen taking over his directorial reins with his next magnum opus, ‘Takht’ which boasts of an ensemble star cast which include, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.