Director Harish Shankar announced a few days back that he would be directing his next flick with Varun Tej as the lead. Even he titled the film as Valmiki. It is being produced by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta. The film is an official remake of 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda.
Apart from Varun Tej, there will also be another lead in the film. In the original version, Siddharth and Bobby Simha played the lead roles. In this remake, Varun will be reprising the role of Bobby and Harish is trying to find the perfect choice for another role since a long time.
Earlier, it was reported that he might go for heroes like Naga Shourya or Sree Vishnu. But according to the latest buzz, it seems that the Gabbar Singh director has finally roped in Tamil actor Atharvaa Murali as another lead. Atharvaa is a well-established actor in Kollywood and if he signs the film, it would mark his debut in Tollywood. The film is slated to get launched in March.