After the super success of Agneepath that crossed the magical Rs 100-crore mark, Dharma Productions has a new favourite
Sometime back, filmmaker Karan Johar had posted a message on Twitter, saying, “People been asking about the “meluha” book..we are going to lock a director first..then start the screenplay work and then cast LORD SHIVA!” Since then, there have been speculations galore about who will play the role of the ‘God of Destruction’. KJo’s fave actors Shahrukh Khan as Lord Shiva and Kajol as Parvati seemed to be everyone’s guess, but if rumours are to be believed, the lead pair of the film will be none other than the Vijay Dinanath Chauhan of our times, Hrithik Roshan and his love interest in Agneepath, Kaali aka Priyanka Chopra.
The film is an adaptation of the book, The Immortals of Meluha, which is the first novel of the Shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi. The story takes place in the imaginary land of Meluha and how the inhabitants are saved from wars by a nomad named Shiva. Buzz is that the execs at Dharma are keen on casting Duggu and Piggy Chops, because not only do they have a successful track record together, but also an on-screen chemistry which has been approved by the audience.
Also, some industry people were of the opinion that a Khan playing Lord Shiva might not go down well with the jingoists who are waiting for an opportunity to create a ruckus in the name of religion. Nothing has been confirmed regarding the casting, but we think Hrithik will be the perfect choice for playing Lord Shiva. Do you agree?