After impressing the audience with his film Lucia, director Pawan Kumar created waves with the Shraddha Srinath starrer U-Turn. The Kannada film was a huge success at the box office and it is no surprise that the film planned to be remade in Tamil and Telugu.
Pawan Kumar has helmed the remakes which star Samantha Akkineni in the lead role. Talking about his lead actress, Pawan says, "All praises to Samantha for her intense involvement into the project from the beginning. She was so much attached to the film even before the original version was released and came forward voluntarily to promote it too. A filmmaker’s creation is complete when the appropriate actors get onboard. Especially, when it comes to remake, the responsibility to find apt ones are much more burdensome. But, Samantha made it easier and I felt she would do the best justice to this role. With her fan base across South industry inclined to big numbers, I am elated that my work will gain a huge mileage.”
Talkinag about the film Samantha says, "It was not that I chose the film, but it chose me. I would say, it’s a blessing to get such opportunities and if missed, it would be lifetime guilt. When I saw his original work, I just has to be a part of it. U-Turn has raciness, mystery and a strong issue interwoven together. Moreover, it’s a film that has something for the audience to reflect. It’s an everyday issue we come across and this basic premise prompted me to go for it."
Samantha feels that it is not easy for a filmmaker to replicate the success of the original, especially when it is a regional adaptation. But she was happy that Pawan was aware of this challenge and paid attention to it in the pre-production phase of the film.
U-Turn scheduled for release on September 13 in both Tamil and Telugu features Aadhi Pinisetty, Naren, Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika Chawla and more prominent actors. The first look poster releaesd recently has created a lot of buzz around the film.
The film is produced by Srinivasaa Chitturi and Rambabu Bandaru for Srinivasaa Silver Screen and BR8 Creations while V.Y. Combines presents the film. Niketh Bommi has handled cinematography for this film, which has music by Poorna Chandra Tejaswi.