Bollywood producer Karan Johar has taken a shine to Telugu actor Vijay Deverakonda, who is popular for delivering Arjun Reddy and Geetha Govindam. When Vijay Deverakonda’ previous offering Dear Comrade was released, Karan Johar invited Vijay Devearkonda to fly down from Hyderabad to Mumbai for a screening. And Karan Johar loved Dear Comrade. He bought the remake rights for a staggering amount but pushed the remake plans aside when Dear Comrade underperformed at the Telugu box office. Now once again Karan Johar has joined hands with Vijay Deverakonda for an upcoming film Fighter, which will be directed by Puri Jagaannadh. According to the latest buzz in the film industry, Karan Johar is bringing Janhvi Kapoor in Fighter to play the love interest of rowdy boy Vijay Deverakonda.
Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’ elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor’ Tollywood entry has been a hot topic ever since she had made her acting debut with Dhadak a couple of years ago. Now, the latest buzz is that Janhvi Kapoor has been signed on to play the female lead opposite Vijay Deverakonda in Puri Jagannadh’ upcoming directorial venture Fighter.
Apparently, it was Janhvi Kapoor’ mentor Karan Johar, the presenter of Vijay Deverakonda’ Fighter’ Hindi version, who forced (convinced) her to take up this project.
It is known news that Janhvi Kapoor is also the fan of Vijay Deverakonda and in the past, she has expressed her desire to work with Vijay Deverakonda. Very soon the official announcement regarding the inclusion of Janhvi Kapoor’ in Vijay Deverakonda’ film fighter will be made. The regular shoot is expected to commence from the month of January.
The sources say that when Karan Johar suggested Janhvi Kapoor’ name. Puri Jagannadh flew to Mumbai, to narrate her the script and got her nod . Puri Jagannadh is planning to release Fighter during summer 2020. Vijay Devarakonda is currently working on his looks for Fighter.