Dhanush's Asuran, with director Vetri Maaran, became one of the biggest hits of Kollywood, in 2019. This movie, which was based on the Tamil novel Vekkai, by Poomani, became the fourth collaboration between the director-actor duo of Vetri Maaran and Dhanush, following Polladhavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai. After the movie became a blockbuster hit, producers from other states started showing interest in acquiring the remake rights of Asuran. Producer Kalaipuli S Thanu who funded Asuran himself is bankrolling the Telugu remake Naarappa under his V Creations banner in association with D Suresh Babu's Suresh Productions. Naarappa features Victory star Venkatesh in the lead role which has Syam K Naidu's cinematography and Mani Sharma's music.  
Now all eyes are on who is going to reprise Dhanush’s role in Kannada? Latest reports suggest that Kannada Superstar Shivarajkumar has been approached to reprise Dhanush’s role in Kannada version of Asuran. The actor is yet to give his nod to be part of the project. It looks like the talks to finalize the script is on, but nothing is officially confirmed.