South remakes are not new in Bollywood. There are number of Southern movies which are remade and in process (‘Simmba’ which is remake of Temper or Arjun Reddy-starring Shahid Kapoor). According to sources mentioned in DNA, “Sushant Singh Rajput has expressed a keen interest in a Malayalam film. He has set up his own production company and has already announced a few projects that will be made under his banner. One of them will be the Hindi remake of Bangalore Days.”
The film starred Dulquer Salmaan and was released in 2014. The story of the movie revolves around three cousins who lose touch after school but reunited in Bangalore. A source quoted to DNA, “Sushant liked the film’s concept and how it imparts a message in a subtle way. He wants to play Nivin Pauly’s character (that of an engineer) because he connected with it. He’s also currently in discussions with producer Vivek Rangachari, who currently has the rights for the Hindi remake. It remains to be seen whether the Raabta actor acquires the rights or co-produces the film with Vivek.”
On the work front, Sushant is currently busy in shooting with Bollywood adaptation of ‘Fault in Our Stars’ opposite Sanjana Sanghi.