The Telegu film, Mirchi was a blockbuster. Last week, shooting started of the Kannada version of the film. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be appearing in the lead role in this as yet untitled film. She is the daughter of R Sarathkumar and Chaya while actress Radhika is her stepmother. She had made her debut in the Tamil movie Podaa Podi and then acted in another film titled Madha Gaja Raja with Vishal and Anjali. She will be romancing Sudeep in this Mirchi remake, though since there are two female leads; it is not yet known which role she will be playing.
Mirchi, directed by director and scriptwriter, Koratala Siva grossed more than Rs. 50 crores in its lifetime. The lead roles were played by Prabhas Varma, Richa Gangopadhyay and Anushka Shetty. The rights of the Hindi film have been bought by actor producer John Abraham while Sudeep is doing the Kannada remake of the film. He had previously directed the filmKempe Gowda. The film is being produced by IANS, NM Kumar.
Remakes have become quite the thing in film industry. In addition to Mirchi, Telegu movies like ‘Mirchi’, ‘Prema Katha Chitram’, ‘Swamy Ra Ra’ and ‘Kick’ will also be remade in Kannada.