Noted producer Dil Raju has brought the remake rights of Tamil blockbuster 96, which is going to be remade in Telugu. It is known the news that Samantha Akkineni and young actor Sharwanand are on the board to play the lead roles. The regular shoot will be commenced from April this year. According to the latest update 96 Telugu remake has been titled Janaki Devi and the makers have registered this title with the film Chamber.
Prem Kumar who helmed the original will direct the Telugu remake. Currently, the team is busy in making a few changes in the script to suit the Telugu audiences. Samantha will be seen playing the role of Trisha Krishnan in this remake. Very soon the makers will conduct a look test for Sharwanand. The movie Janaki Devi will be bankrolled under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations.