U-Turn: Alaya F to star Samantha Akkineni in Bollywood remake, watch video
Actor Alaya F is set to step into Samantha Akkineni’s shoes in the Hindi-language remake of the hit Tamil and Telugu film U-Turn. Billed as a “seat edge thriller,” Ekta Kapoor’s production takes place in an urban context and will take place on Tuesday. The directors of the Bollywood film made the announcement on Monday with a teaser.
Ekta Kapoor shared the teaser video on her Instagram account, which sets the tone for the thriller. The video reproduces the rhythm of a fast moving vehicle with the words “All it takes is a shortcut to change the course of your entire journey. This year, think twice before breaking the rules ”, and ends at the sound of a crash.
In his caption, Ekta wrote: “After his resounding success in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, coupled with numerous awards, super excited for our adaptation of U-Turn! In life, there are no shortcuts. But sometimes you have to break the rules and do a #UTurn to change the course of your trip. “
U-Turn was originally made in Kannada (2016) with Shraddha Srinath in the lead role. His Malayalam remake was titled Attention (2017). Samantha akkineni starred in his Tamil-Telugu (2018) versions which were shot simultaneously, and went on to become hits, cementing Family man 2 position of the actor in the southern film industry.
This will be Alaya’s second feature film after her Bollywood debut Jawaani Jaanemaan in 2020. Sharing her enthusiasm, Alaya said: “It is an extremely exciting opportunity to collaborate with Ekta madame so early in my career, especially for a also interesting project. . I feel responsible for being given the task of driving such an intriguing story and absolutely thrilled to be starting this journey.
U-Turn is the third production under the Cult Movies banner of Ekta Kapoor, the new division under Balaji Telefilms after Dobaaraa by Anurag Kashyap and LSD 2 by Dibakar Banerjee.
Talk about roping in Alaya F, Ekta Kapoor added, “Alaya was fantastic in her first film. There is a sure-footed yet vulnerable quality about her that I think can connect with audiences through. U-Turn takes you on a ride. with twists galore and seat edge excitement I’m so happy to have Alaya on board!
Rookie director Arif Khan is leading the project. He has previously worked as an assistant in films like Gunjan Saxena, 2 States, Student of the Year and more.
The plot of the original U-Turn revolved around a trainee journalist and a police inspector who seeks to identify those responsible for the deaths of motorists who violate a traffic rule at a particular flyover.
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