Bollywood hit film ‘2 States’ Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will be remade in Telugu and will be directed by debutante Venkat Reddy who is an erstwhile associate of dynamic filmmaker VV Vinayak. The remake will star Adivi Sesh and Shivani Rajasekhar in the lead roles, marking the actress’ debut in acting. The film is yet to be titled and will be produced by MLV Satyanarayana. Sesh, who has been riding high on the success of last few films like Baahubali and Kshanam, will be reprising the role of Arjun Kapoor in the remake and has already begun shooting for his portions. With the duo on board, this is surely one of the most youthful films in the making.
Shivani has been assisting her mother, Jeevitha Rajasekhar in their production works lately and is well aware of the filmmaking process. It is also a known fact that Shivani was being groomed for acting and news had it that she may soon make her debut in Telugu cinema.
It was earlier being reported Akkineni Naga Chaitanya would be playing the lead role, however reports now confirm that Adivi Sesh has given his go ahead and will soon start shooting for it. “A completely new team has come together for the film. Debutant Venkat Reddy, who was associated with V.V. Vinayak for several years, has been roped in to helm the film, while Midhun Chaitanya and Madhu Srinivas are working on the film’s screenplay. Sesh will be cast as a Telugu boy who falls in love with a North Indian girl. The team plans to begin shooting sometime in late February or early March,” a source close to the actor had recently said. And it is being said that he is also actively involving in the pre-production work of the Telugu remake of ‘2 States’. An official announcement regarding the remake is expected to be made soon.