Endemol India and Moving Pictures, who bought the Tamil and Telugu remake rights of the Hindi blockbuster Kahaani, have roped in critically acclaimed filmmaker Sekhar Kammula to direct the remake. Talking about it, the excited director says, "Kahaani is an amazing creation and happy to be a part of the recreation along with Endemol India and Moving Pictures. Our adaptation will retain the thrill and essence of the original, but we will add a unique dimension to the film. It is a character oriented story, so the character will have a local appeal”

Sekhar Kammula is widely known for his path breaking films. He captures the essence of the subject beautifully with a rare combination of aesthetical value and commercial success. The maverick director has various prestigious awards ranging from National Film Awards to Nandi Awards to his name. His 2007 movie Happy Days won him a lot of appreciation and had the cash registers ringing. He forayed into filmmaking with Dollar Dreams, which won him the National Film Award for Best Debutant Director.

Vidya Balan was seen playing the central character in Kahaani. The cast of Tamil and Telugu version are yet to be finalized. The story of Kahaani revolves around a pregnant woman who is in search of her missing husband in the city of Kolkata.Word-of-mouth publicity and good critical response paved the way for Kahaani's commercial success at the box office.