Dear Comrade: Vijay Deverakonda became a Telugu industry sensation after the release of Arjun Reddy. After the Hindi remake of his film titled as Kabir Singh, his popularity grew even among the Hindi audience and that too without him featuring in the remake. Kabir Singh proved to be a huge blockbuster and did a business of more than 250 crores.
Now Vijay’s upcoming Telugu film Dear Comrade is creating the news and the recent development is that Karan Johar is producing it’s Bollywood remake.
The popular filmmaker took to Instagram, shared a pic with Team Dear Comrade and made the big announcement as he wrote, “Had the pleasure to be the first to see #dearcomrade ! What a powerful and intense love story !!! Top notch performances by @thedeverakonda and @rashmika_mandanna !! The film is exceptionally moving and leaves you with such an important and relevant message! Strongly directed by debut director @bharatkamma and wonderfully produced by @mythriofficial !! Exceptional music by #justinprabhakaran Glad to ANNOUNCE that @dharmamovies will be producing the Hindi remake of #dearcomrade !! Super excited about this!!!”
— Mythri Movie Makers (@MythriOfficial) July 23, 2019
In a recent interview with Film Companion, Vijay has revealed the reason for visiting Mumbai. He said, “I’ve come to meet Karan. He wanted to watch Dear Comrade. We’ve been meeting and he has become a friend and he has bought the film. Dear Comrade will be remade in Hindi, I won’t be doing it. So that was why I was here.”
Sharing some interesting deets about his meeting with Karan. Vijay said, “So, I stepped in. I went to his office.. I was so under-slept since the last 1 week so I started the film and said, “Are you guys okay?” and they were okay and I went in his room and slept on the couch.. and then 1-hour nap later I suddenly woke up thinking where am I? Don’t I have a release in a few days? First of all, I was like, “where am I?”, sleeping on the couch, I didn’t realise the geography of the room and then I realised, Oh Fu*k, this is Karan Johar’s office”.
He further added, “And then I got up and saw my phone, people from across Bombay saying, “can we talk? And I was like, “How everyone knows about it? It’s supposed to be a secret.”
When asked about if he plans to do Hindi films, Vijay said that doing that is interesting but he wants to do something both Telugu and Hindi which works back home and here too. He also said that he feels Mumbai is too fast for him and he likes to do things on his own terms.
Talking about why he said No to Kabir Singh and now is not doing Dear Comrade in Hindi, Vijay said that he didn’t want to become a Hindi film hero, he wanted to become an actor and tell stories. He added that there’s no point in wasting 6 more months of his time doing the same thing because it’s not exciting and also because there are many fresh stories which can be told. Vijay also added that if there are other actors who are excited to do the remake and it’s fresh for them then it’s better only for them to do it.