Alphonse Puthren and Nivin Pauly's blockbuster Malayalam hit "Premam" was received well by the Kerala audience, but fans are apparently unhappy with the casting of its Telugu remake "Majnu".
Sai Pallavi, who made her acting debut as Malar miss in "Premam", was the most beloved character in the film, and Shruti Haasan has been brought in to reprise that role in the remake.
However, Shruti is getting a lukewarm response from the audience after some photos of the actress from the sets were leaked online.
Shruti, who is often seen in glamourous avatars in western outfits, is seen in the leaked photos wearing a blue sari, leading to fans expressing dissatisfaction with the casting.
"Shruthi Haasan to act as Malar for Tamil version, but she is not going to be as gud as Sai Pallavi, (sic)" writes Facebook user Sridevi Nandhini.
Some fans have also requested Tamil filmmakers not to remake hit Malayalam films like "Bangalore Days" and "Premam" as they cannot be remade and kept true to the originals.
Tamil filmmaker Selvaraghavan, too, had requested other filmmakers to not try to remake "Premam" in any other language, as he felt it could only be done well by Alphonse.
Apart from Shruti, "Majnu" also has Naga Chaitanya, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles. Helmed by Chandoo Mondeti and produced by S Radha Krishna, "Majnu" will also see Venkatesh and Nagarjuna in cameos.
Check out Shruti's looks from "Majnu" below:
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Check out some social media responses below:
This is the get up of shruthi hassan as malar in premam Telugu remake
TO Tamil INDUSTRY.... Tamil Pasanga Nanga solrom Plz Don Remake Banglore days And Premam Movies In Tamil.. We Can't Replace Tht Movies.. Malar Character Shruthi Hassan Ah In Premam Yuckkkkkkkkkkkkk..Tht Too We Can't Replace Malare song Too
Karthick Vaidyanathan Iyer
Shruthi Haasan as MALAR in Premam Telugu remake. Pochu pochu Naasama pochu
#Premam .......#Shruthihaasan to act as Malar for tamil version, but she is not going to be as gud as #Saipallavi
Gonna be most liked character to most disliked character
I think I won't watch Tamil version of #pramam... Worst choice ..
Dhanush Prithivi R
its time to leave the earth .. shruttiii pls
dont cry in that movie i cant survive
Gonna hate dis version of Malar !!!