Producer and filmmaker Karan Johar has acquired the Hindi remake rights of Telugu film, ‘Dear Comrade’ with a whopping Rs. 6 crore, which is apparently the highest ever paid amount for the rights of any south film ever. Not even South commercial and family entertainers like, ‘Temper’ which was remade as ‘Simmba’ and ‘Muni 2: Kanchana’ which is being remade as ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ paid such a huge amount to buy the rights for its Hindi remake.
Reportedly producers Sajid Nadiadwala, Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Vijay Galani were also present for the bidding of Vijay Deverakonda starrer Telegu film, ‘Dear Comrade’. These Bollywood producers realised that if ‘Kabir Singh’ which is the hindi remake of Telegu hit ‘Arjun Reddy’ starring Vijay Deverakonda can earn close to Rs. 277 crore with Shahid Kapoor and become the highest grosser of the year, then Dear Comrade’s Hindi remake can also have the potentiality to score big at the box office.
Recently Karan Johar after watching a special screening of Dear Comrade took twitter to praise the film and wrote,
“Had the pleasure to be the first to see Dear Comrade. What a powerful and intense love story! Top notch performances by Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna. The film is exceptionally moving and leaves you with such an important and relevant message.”