Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey has turned out to be one of the most successful films in Telugu cinema. With path-breaking content and unconventional narration, Arjun Reddy has connected with young crowd and become of the most sensational films now. And looking at the success of the film, makers of the film are now contemplating addition of additional footage which is approximately 40 minutes long to the film.
According to a report in DC, the makers had to cut down on the length owing to the controversies the film was marred with and the pressure from censor board. “So in principle, we’re planning to add to, and not subtract from, the film’s length. We had to sacrifice about 40 minutes of footage on the editing table. Believe me, every moment of what we shot was vital to the story. Every frame that we left out was a bit of our lives abandoned for the sake of a tighter narrative,” the report quoted lead actor Vijay Deverakonda.
Vijay also adds that looking at the acceptance the film received, they have now decided to proceed to add the chopped off footage. “Since the audience has accepted the entire film and its unusual playing time, we are enthused into putting back the moments that we had to wrench out for the sake of the narrative economy. So yes, in principle we are doing a director’s cut of Arjun Reddy so soon after the release because we believe what was left out is important to Arjun Reddy’s story,” Vijay added further.