The yet-untitled Telugu and Tamil remake of last year’s Kannada sleeper hit “U-Turn” will take time to go on the sets as the project is still in a nascent stage, says a source.

“The project is still in a nascent stage as discussions are still being held. It will take time to go to the sets as the casting process will take a while. So far only Samantha (Ruth Prabhu) has been finalised as the main lead,” a source close to the actress told IANS.

The source also denied reports that Samantha will be bankrolling the project. “She hasn’t officially announced anything yet. The team is talking to a few producers and some have even expressed interest, but aren’t quite sure if the project will work with Tamil and Telugu audiences,” he said. Pawan Kumar, who helmed the original, will return to call the shots for the remake. The film’s plot revolves around the mysterious deaths of motorists who break a traffic rule on a particular flyover. Also Read: Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s gushy Instagram post for Naga Chaitanya makes us swoon

Samantha is currently busy with other projects – She has signed on a project opposite Arya and Vishal – Irumbu Thirai . It’s an upcoming Tamil action film. She has signed on another Tamil film opposite Vijay Sethupathi. This is the first time, they are coming together. The project will be helmed by Thiagarajan. She will also play a pivotal role in Savithri’s biopic that stars Keerthy Suresh in the lead role. She will also be one of the leads in Vijay’s 61st project helmed by Atlee. Samantha had a grand 2016 with four hits to her credit – Janatha Garage, AAa, Theri, 24.