A few years ago, Gautham Menon had purchased the rights of Telugu superhit flick Pelli Choopulu. The film, directed by Tharun Bhascker
, starred Vijay Deverakonda
and Ritu Varma
in the lead roles. Gautham Menon had roped in Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah
in the lead roles.
Since Gautham Menon was stuck in deep financial mess, he couldn't back the Pelli Choopulu remake. Now after three years, the film got secured by producer Mr. Koneru Satyanarayana and will mark newcomer Kaarthikk Sundar's debut as a director. The Tamil remake starring Harish Kalyan and Priya Bhavani Shankar went on floors on December 11 in Chennai.
In a statement, director Kaarthikk said, "I am actually going through a mixed feeling of excitement and butterflies in the stomach at the same time. When I first saw Pelli Choopulu I was in awe as to how simple and rooted the movie was. I immediately called my best friend since childhood, Harish Kalyan and told him if this film were to be remade in Tamil, he would fit the lead character perfectly. It is funny how the universe listened to that conversation and, here we are. I’m also excited to work with Priya Bhavani Shankar who is playing the female lead as she is a thorough actor and I’ve always enjoyed her performances on screen."