Even five months after he expressed an interest in remaking Telugu suspense-thriller "Avunu" in Hindi, filmmaker Ravi Babu hasn't succeeded in his endeavour to find a suitable female protagonist for the project.
Poorna played the leading lady in "Avunu", which is about supernatural presence in the house of a newlywed couple.
"I still haven't found the perfect replacement for Poorna. I can't start until I find the perfect substitute. I'm not in a hurry to start the Hindi remake. When the time is right, I will start working on it. For now, I'm busy with my Telugu project," Ravi told IANS.
Initially, Anushka Sharma was expected to be roped in for the remake.
"My producers were interested to cast her (Anushka) but somehow the idea didn't materialise," said Babu, who recently approached Yami Gautam, but she declined.
"For some reason, she wasn't interested to be part of the film. We didn't try to persuade her because there was no need. We are hoping to cast someone soon for the challenging role," he said.
"Avunu", starring Poorna and Harshavardhan Rane, was co-produced by Flying Frogs, Suresh Productions and PVP Cinema.
Meanwhile, Ravi has started working on his next untitled Telugu directorial venture with Allari Naresh. He is currently busy shooting for the film.