In 2020, Bollywood Hungama had reported that sensational southern director Atlee had picked up the remake rights to Vijay’s leading man. Terri. In fact, we also reported that the maverick filmmaker had hired Varun Dhawan for the film. Later, in February 2023, we had confirmed that Atlee would start working on the Terri remake after completing Shah Rukh Khan’s starring Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathy jawan. Well now we hear that the director apparently approached Janhvi Kapoor for the film, however the actress turned down the venture.
Janhvi Kapoor Turns Down Atlee’s Lead Varun Dhawan
Revealing details, a source close to the project told Bollywood Hungama: “Atlee is interested in starting work on the Terri redo later jawan and has already blocked Varun for the lead. Following this, Janhvi Kapoor was approached by her to appear as the female lead, but the actress turned down the venture citing date issues.”
Interestingly, the film in question will be a remake of the one starring Thalapathy Vijay. Terri and will be financed by Murad Khetani and Atlee. However, with Janhvi opting to step down from the project, the director is looking to pick another household name, while the second female lead has yet to be finalized. Currently, both Khetani and Atlee are looking to start the company as soon as possible after jawan releases and they are working hard trying to block the two female leads.
As for the movie, Terri Literally translated it means Spark, it featured Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role with Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson as the leads.
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