We are already aware that the recent Malayalam hit flick Ayyappanum Koshiyum is getting a Telugu remake soon. Popular production house Sithara Entertainments bought the Telugu remake rights of this movie. From the last few days, it is being heard that Ravi Teja and Rana Daggubati will play the lead roles in this movie. The latest we hear is that Venkatesh will replace Ravi Teja in the film.
According to the sources, Venkatesh is keen on playing the role which Ravi got offered. We still don't know whether Ravi opted out of the film or the makers are going ahead with Venkatesh. We may get clarity within a few weeks. If Venky plays the role, it will be the first multi-starrer film in the combination of Venkatesh and Rana. However, we have to wait for an official confirmation about this news.
The remake is being directed by Sagar Chandra of Ayyare and Appatlo Okadundevadu fame. The original version got directed by Sachy. Ayyappanum Koshiyum featured Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon in the lead roles. It is the tale of two egoistic individuals. How far they go to satisfy their ego, forms the major crux of the film. It is also getting remade into Tamil and Hindi as well. Aadukalam and Jigarthanda fame Kathiresan bought the Tamil rights of the movie. Actor John Abraham acquired the Hindi remake rights of this movie.