Bunny, Ravi Teja Rejects, Nikhil Signs!

Young Tollywood hero Nikhil, who is currently shooting for the remake of hit Kannada film, ‘Kirik Party’, has signed yet another remake.

Following the success of 2016 Tamil film ‘Kanithan’, plans were started to remake it in Telugu. Allu Arjun was the fist hero to show interest in doing the remake. When he opted out, discussions were held with Ravi Teja, and he was almost on board. The project however didn’t materialize for some reasons.

After the two star heroes opted out, Nikhil has signed Kanithan remake, and the project is all set to roll from January 2018. TN Santosh, who directed the Tamil film, will helm the remake as well. Tagore Madhu will bankroll it. The pre-production work is currently in progress.

Kanithan traces the story of an investigative journalist who uncovers a crime syndicate selling forged diplomas. Catherine Tresa played the female lead in the Tamil film.