Director Sudha Kongara is basking in glory over the success of her latest release Guru. Interestingly, it is the remake of her Tamil/Hindi hit movies Irudhi Suttru / Saala Khadoos.
Happy over the huge success, the director pointed out that she wanted to make the Telugu version much before the Tamil and Hindi versions happened but it didn’t materialise. Even though the team got a big offer for the Telugu dubbing rights, Sudha was set on remaking the film in Telugu and urged producer Sashikanth to help her convince Venkatesh to play the lead role.
The director revealed that she wanted to cast Venkatesh in Guru mainly because it suited him the best. She added that while Madhavan had to undergo a lot of changes to fit into the character, it was a cakewalk for Venkatesh. On directing Guru, Sudha had said in an interview that she worked on it more like a fresh movie and never thought of it as a remake.
Guru, which released to packed houses recently, stars Venkatesh and Rithika Singh in the lead roles. In fact, Rithika reprised the same role in both the Tamil and Hindi versions.