MUMBAI: Gemini Film Circuit and Vidhu Vinod Chopra plan to make a remake of the Telugu film Arundhati.
The producer of the original film, Shyam Prasad Reddy, has sold the Hindi remake rights of Arundhati to Gemini.
Said Reddy, "We have indeed sold the rights of Arundhati to Gemini Film Circuit for the Hindi remake. This is a period film with a socio-fantasy backdrop and Anushka‘s performance as Jejamma won her accolades from critics and viewers alike,"
Arundhati, who belonged to the Gadwal samsthanam, is known for her bravery in saving the Samstanam by killing Pasupathi, an evildoer who creates ruckus in that place. She is praised as Jejemma (named after the famous Goddess in that area). But the spirit of Pasupathi haunts that place. Another girl is born in the same lineage after three generations and she is named as Arundhati. The spirit of Pasupati is after Arundhati to take revenge. The rest of the story is all about how Arundhati puts an end to the evil spirit of Pasupathi.
The makers have zeroed in Kareena Kapoor to play the role of Jejamma. It is said that once the lead actress and the director is finalised, the makers will announce the rest of the details.
Hindi films produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra have often been remade in Telugu by Gemini Film Circuit, the most recent being the Tamil and Telugu remake of the Aaamir Khan superhit ,3 Idiots.