Top producer Dil Raju acquired the remake rights of Tamil blockbuster 96. Prem Kumar who directed the original will direct the film and the pre-production work is on cards. Sharwanand and Samantha gave their nod to reprise the roles of Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha from the romantic drama. The makers are in plans to make crucial changes for the film.
Instead of going 20 years back, the Telugu film will be set in the backdrop of 2009 so that Sharwanand suits in the two looks with perfection. The makers felt that Sharwanand can be projected in a young look with trimmed beard if the film starts in 2009 and made changes. The regular shoot of the remake will start from March and will release during July this year. Sharwanand is in plans to wrap up Sudheer Varma’s film at the earliest and join 96 remake.