Revealing details a source close to the project informed Bollywood Hungama, “Atlee is keen on commencing work on the Theri remake after Jawan and has already locked Varun for the lead. Following this he had approached Janhvi Kapoor to feature as the female lead, but the actress has turned down the venture citing date issues.”
Interestingly, the film in question will be a remake of the Thalapathy Vijay starrer Theri and will be bankrolled by both Murad Khetani and Atlee. However, with Janhvi opting to forgo the project the director is looking to cast another known name, while the second female lead yet to be locked. Currently both Khetani and Atlee are looking to begin the venture as soon as possible after Jawan releases and are hard at work trying to lock the two female leads.
As for the film, Theri literally translated means Spark, featured Thalapathy Vijay in the title role with Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson as the leading ladies.
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