Sidharth Malhotra reportedly in talks to star in Bollywood remake of popular Kannada film Kirik Party

FP Staff

February 14, 2018 12:25:53 IST

The Hindi remake of the critically acclaimed Kannada blockbuster, Kirik Party, will reportedly feature Sidharth Malhotra.

A source close to Malhotra told Mumbai Mirror, “Sidharth has had meetings with producer Ajay Kapoor, who holds the remake rights of Kirik Party, and loved his part. He is yet to sign on the dotted line but is looking forward to start work on this one.” Mirror also reports that the 33-year-old actor loved the script.

Kirik Party promo; Siddharth Malhotra (R)

Kirik Party promo (L); Sidharth Malhotra (R)

The film is already being remade in Telugu as Kirrak Party, starring Nikhil Siddharth.

Directed by Rishab Shetty, the original fim — about a group of mischievious students at an engineering college — won plenty of accolades at IIFA Utsavam, Filmfare Awards South, South Indian International Movie Awards and Karnataka State Film Awards.

Malhotra will be next be seen alongside Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh and Pooja Chopra in Neeraj Pandey's Aiyaary releasing this Friday. The film was initially set to release on 9 February but was a victim of the Padmaavat's ripple effect. Set against the backdrop of army, Aiyaary features Malhotra and Bajpayee playing the roles of army officers over a storyline that brings to the forefront corruption within the system.

Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 12:25 PM