Last month, the much-loved Vijay Sethupathi became the talk of the town when 96 opened to a thunderous response at the box office and received rave reviews from all corners. An emotional romantic-drama, the film worked big time, thanks to its relatable plot and Makkal Selvan’s effective chemistry with Trisha. Shortly after the film became a hit, the Tollywood producer Dil Raju acquired its remake rights. Moreover, rumours of Nani and Samantha Akkineni doing the remake began doing the rounds.
However, these plans fell apart in no time. Sam declared that 96 should never be remade, while the ‘Natural Star’ opted out of the proposed remake. Now, the latest update is that Dil Raju is finding it extremely hard to find the lead actors.
As per a report carried by Gulte, after Nani’s exit, Dil Raju approached the likes of Ram and Sharwanand for the film. However, they refused to accept the offer. The buzz is that these men do not want to experiment too much. Gulte further speculates that these stars might also be a bit hesitant to essay a role originally played by an actor of Vijay Sethupathi’s calibre.
Either way, this is an unexpected situation and it will be worth watching whether Dil Raju is finally able to zero in on the lead pair or not.
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