The actor is still riding high on the success of ‘Kabir Singh’, which was a remake of the Telugu superhit ‘Arjuna Reddy’. Reports suggest that Shahid Kapoor was approached by Karan Johar for Dear Comrade’s Hindi remake as well – but he has declined the offer.
Shahid Kapoor was reportedly approached by Karan Johar for the film, but the former refused the film saying that he wouldn’t want to star in a remake of another Vijay Deverakonda film. Karan Johar had watched Dear Comrade days before its worldwide release, and he was all praises for the poignant love story with a powerful message. Within a span of a few hours, he shared a picture with the director Bharat Kamma and lead actor Vijay Deverakonda on his Instagram profile. He announced that his production banner Dharma Productions will be adapting the film for Hindi audiences as well.
Vijay Deverakonda, who starred in the film, was also reportedly approached for the lead character’s role in the Karan Johar production. The former, however, refused the offer saying that he wouldn’t want to be a part of the same film twice. Vijay Deverakonda does not rule out working with Karan Johar entirely, as he says that if he is to be a part of a Hindi film – he would preferably want it to be a Hindi-Telugu bilingual film. Moreover, he wouldn’t want to shift his base to Mumbai entirely, as his friends and family are back home. Even so, Vijay Deverakonda had posted on his profile wishing Karan Johar the very best for his upcoming remake of Dear Comrade. “Can’t wait to do something with you and Dharma Movies,” was what the actor ended his Instagram post with.
Rumour mills had earlier also suggested that Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor, Karan Johar’s lead pair for Dhadak were approached for the Dear Comrade remake. However, Karan Johar refuted the rumours on his Twitter handle, saying that the casting process for the film is still underway. Dear Comrade released on July 26 for audiences worldwide.