According to reports, actor Arjun Kapoor will star in the Hindi remake of film Premam, a Malayalam blockbuster, which was remade to equal acclaim in Telugu. The film, which will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor, features three female leads, but they have not yet been finalised.
The ensemble from the original Premam involved young actors Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna and Vinay Forrt. Premam traces the life of a man through his relations with three different women in his life.
Premam had become something of a sleeper hit in Tamil Nadu, inspiring numerous memes. When reports came of a possible Tamil remake, fans of Premam campaigned against it on social media.
Premam was the biggest hit of Malayalam in 2015. On a meagre investment, it reportedly minted over Rs 75 crore worldwide. Directed by Alphonse Puthren, Premam had completed 125 days in Kerala.
Arjun Kapoor is working on Namaste England and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, which will be released this year. Arjun Kapoor had recently starred in Half Girlfriend, an adaptation of a Chetan Bhagat novel of the same name. He said it was an emotionally grueling but fun experience. Kapoor played Madhav Jha, a young boy from Bihar, in the Mohit Suri-directed film, which also starred actress Shraddha Kapoor as the female lead.