Varun Tej will next be seen in the Telugu remake of Jigarthanda which is titled Valmiki. Directed by Harish Shankar, the shooting of the film is currently underway in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh which was revealed by the director himself. And whilst that is underway, the film seems to have run into trouble with regards to the title. Reportedly, members of the Valmiki Reservation Porata Samithi filed a police complaint in Guntur accusing director Harish and the producer of making a violent film named after the sage Maharshi Valmiki and making money off it. Director Harish Shankar took to is Twitter page gave a justification and said that he will take their grievance into consideration.
The makers recently released the pre-teaser of Valmiki which revealed Varun Tej’s character in the film. Varun turns into a menacing gangster and his look has gotten movie buffs speaking on social media. Varun's bearded look is as menacing as the character is and will leave you asking for more. Watch the pre-teaser of Valmiki right here:
Valmiki also stars Atharvaa and will be seen reprising the role played by Siddharth in the original. Atharvaa's character was introduced by Varun on social media and posted a picture of Valmiki. "And I welcome my brother @Atharvaamurali to TFI with #Valmiki[sic]," tweeted Varun along with the poster of Valmiki. This remake will mark the debut of the Imaikka Nodigal actor in Telugu. Check out the poster right here:
Varun Tej was last seen in F2: Fun & Frustration which was a multi-starrer and also starred Venkatesh Daggubati. The film turned out to be a huge hit in his career and made him one of the most sought-after actors in Tollywood. Varun attempted the comedy genre for the first time in his career with F2 which yielded great results for him. Directed by Anil Ravipudi, F2 also starred Tamannaah Bhatia and Mehreen Pirzada.
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