After much speculation and rumours, the leading ladies for the Telugu remake of Bollywood National Award-winning film Andhadhun have been finalised. Tamannaah Bhatia will reprise the role of Tabu in the Telugu remake while Nabha Natesh will reprise the Radhika Apte’s role as the leading lady. Nithiin is the lead actor in the Telugu remake.
Director Merlapaka Gandhi will be helming the remake and says it took a long time to zero in on the cast. “Both Radhika Apte and Tabu are outstanding actors so we wanted to choose somebody who can do justice to the characters they portrayed in Andhadhun. After much deliberation, we have zeroed in on Nabha and Tamannaah. They are both talented actors and I can’t wait to get started on this film, says Gandhi (sic.)”
Speaking about making tweaks in the film to suit the Telugu audience, Gandhi said, “We don’t want to tamper with the original too much. It’s a National Award-winning film and we want to treat it with the respect it deserves. However, we will be making a few changes to the screenplay so that it connects better with the Telugu audience. We plan to commence shoot in Hyderabad in November (sic.)”
The director further agreed that they have approached actresses like Shriya Saran and Shilpa Shetty for Tabu’s role but felt only Tamannaah will bring a whole new dimension to this character. Andhahdun Telugu remake will be produced by Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy under Nithiin’s home banner Sreshth Movies as Production No. 6. Tagore Madhu will present the film.