Producers E4 Entertainment were not happy with the first copy of ‘Varmaa’ and decided to re-shoot the entire film, which is the Tamil remake of hit Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’. National Award-winning director Bala’s B Studios submitted the final draft to the production house.
E4 Entertainment officially announced that the re-shoot will be done with new cast and crew including the director. However, they have decided that Dhruv Vikram, son of Tamil actor Vikram, will continue with his role as the male lead.
— E4 Entertainment (@E4Emovies) February 7, 2019
E4 Entertainment issued a statement which read, “E4 Entertainment had engaged B Studios to recreate the Tamil version of “Arjun Reddy” titled as “Varmaa”, on a first copy basis, on the latter’s insistence.
We at E4 Entertainment are not at all happy with the final version handed over to us and due to various creative and other differences, we have decided not to release this version. Instead, we will start afresh, and shoot a new Tamil version of “Arjun Reddy” with Dhruv as the main lead by staying true to the soul and intention of the original.
Official announcements regarding the new cast and crew including director will be made shortly.
Despite the unfortunate turn of events which has cost us heavily, our love for wanting to see this cult film in Tamil has not diminished in any way. We will, therefore, work tirelessly as a new untied team towards a June 2019 release. We seek your continued support and blessings as we take up this journey.”