2 states, the 2014 Bollywood romantic comedy and adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name, is all set to be remade in Telugu, and will star Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
According to reports, Abhishek Nama of Abhishek Pictures has bagged the rights of the Hindi film for Rs 55 lakh.
Abhishek will be introducing Venkat Kuchem as the director for this project. Venkat Kuchem has previously worked with ace director VV Vinayak.
While, Arjun Kapoor played a Punjabi and Alia Bhatt a Tamilian in the original, according to Deccan Chronicle, the Telugu remake is said to have Chaitanya as a boy from Hyderabad and Samantha will portray a Malayali.
Apart from the lead actors, the makers have also showed interest in casting Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Ramya Krishna and Revathi as the parents of the young couple.
The buzz around this project is growing, as reports of Chaitanya and Samantha's rumoured real-life relationship, and impending nuptials have been doing the rounds for a while now.
Samantha spoke about her relationship with Chaitanya in a recent interview with IBT Times, but dismissed reports that they would tie the knot this year.
Now, the Hindi version of 2 States showed the contrasts between the North and South, with a young couple convincing their parents that their relationship could triumph over geographical and cultural differences. So, with the Telugu remake, it will be interesting to watch the lead couple of the story in an entirely different scenario.
Also considering Chaitanya plays himself — a Telugu boy — and Samantha is said to have Malayali roots, fans are eagerly waiting to watch the two portray these roles.
Samantha was recently seen in Janatha Garage and Naga Chaitanya is busy working towards Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo and Premam, which are due to release this year.