Did Ileana D’Cruz refuse Tabu’s role in the Telugu remake of Andhadhun?

Ileana D'Cruz has reportedly turned down Sudhakar Reddy's Telugu remake of Andhadhun. Read below to know why.

Andhadhun was a black comedy crime thriller. The film became 2018’s most wildly successful movies.
The film earned high praise from the audience and critics alike. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, and Tabu in pivotal roles, Andhadhun bagged several prestigious awards including the National Film Award.

After the film’s huge success at the box office, several South Indian filmmakers were eager to obtain the Tamil and Telugu remake rights of the film.

While Dhanush took the rights to remake the movie in Tamil, Tollywood film distributor Sudhakar Reddy bagged the Telugu rights of the film. The producer reportedly bought the rights at a whopping ₹3.5 crore rupees. Notably, Reddy’s son Nithiin is also set to play the lead role which was played by Ayushmann Khurana. Casting for important roles is yet to be finalized.

According to media buzz, Ileana D’Cruz was approached to play the star character alongside Nithiin. However, if reports are to be believed the South Indian diva has refused to be part of the film. The actress reportedly did not want to play negative characters

Reports of Shilpa Shetty gearing for a comeback in Telugu cinema were abuzz. However, the makers are yet to confirm an actress to play the part of Tabu in the Andhadhun remake.

Several other sources also claimed that initially Tabu was offered to reprise her role in the remake.
But since Tabu demanded high remuneration the makers had to look for someone else. Ramya Krishnan was also brought on board for the film but the actress refused to sign the project despite liking the script.

Fans are desperately waiting for the cast and date release of the film. The Telugu remake of Andhadhun will be headed by Merlapaka Gandhi and will probably go on floors in a couple of months.

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