Since the producer Anurag Kashyap and original director SS Rajamouli differ in their choice of lead actor, we thought we’d help them sort out the confusion
For those who aren’t clued into regional cinema, Magadheera is the highest -grossing Telugu film of recent times. The historical romance drama – starring Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Agarwal – is set in two eras: present time (the 2000s) and four centuries ago (the 1600s). A sinister event in the lead pair’s past life separated them, but obviously they meet again in the next life and reunite.
So there’s a little bit of romance, reincarnation and action in the plot. Isn’t it B-town’s favourite successful formula to get the cash registers ringing for a long time now?
The latest to bite the formula bait is Anurag Kashyap. The Gangs of Wasseypur filmmaker has bought the Hindi remake rights of Magadheera. He is still on the lookout for a director to helm the Bollywood version. But even before the project gathers some more moss, discussions and debates over the lead actor have already kicked off.
While the original director SS Rajamouli wants Hrithik Roshan to play the stuntman-cum-warrior’s role, Anurag thinks the character is perfect for Ranveer Singh. It remains to be seen if the two busy bodies will say ‘yes’ to the remake, however we thought of getting your vote on who you think physically and mentally has the capabilities to perfect the role?
Hrithik Roshan – The Greek God definitely has Jodhaa Akbar (history element) and Agneepath (action) experience behind him to easily slip into the warrior’s sandals. But do we still want the father of two play an angry young lover onscreen?
Ranveer Singh – The Band Bajaa Baaraat boy’s already working on a periodic drama Lootera, so Magadheera’s setting could be repetitive for him. However Ranveer’s bachelorhood will enhance the character’s onscreen romantic persona.
But this is what we think. Who do you feel is better suited for the Hindi version of Magadheera?