Kollywood romantic hit entertainer 96, featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha in main leads grabbed the eyeballs of many. Tollywood producer Dil Raju acquired the Telugu remake rights of the film even before its release. Several star actors were speculated to play the lead role in the remake. Finally, Sharwanand has been zeroed to play Vijay Sethupathi role in the remake. Earlier, Samantha stated that it is not a good idea to recreate the beauty of the film by remaking it. The latest news is that Dil Raju finally convinced Samantha to play the female lead in the film. An official announcement regarding this will be out soon.