Amitabh Bachchan's character of Subash Nagre aka 'Sarkaar' from Ram Gopal Varma's successful franchise of the same name is perhaps one of the most iconic characters of the Indian cinema. It's an extension of the actor's image of an 'Angry Young Man' from the '70s, the only difference being that the man has grown old now. He is powerful, paternalistic, populist and perpetually angry!
The 74-year-old actor has embodied the character to such an extent that he has almost become synonymous to Sarkaar. So much so that no one can even imagine some other actor playing the part. Last year, while filming Sarkaar 3, director Ram Gopal Verma, in an interview with India Today, said: “It might be possible to make Godfather without Brando but not Sarkar without Bachchan.”
However it seems Baahubali has changed RGV's opinion. We got a chance to interview the director ahead of the release of the third installment of the popular franchise and asked him that who would he have taken in the role of Sarkaar, if it would have been a female character. Considering RGV's eternal love for Bachchan, we thought he would dodge the question and say that no one, but only Amitabh, can play the role of Sarkaar. But, it seems we were wrong in assuming so. Baahubali fever has clearly got to RGV. Much to our surprise, he took Ramya Krishnan's name. The same actress who is currently garnering huge accolades for her powerful portrayal of Sivagaami, Amarendra Baahubali's (played by Prabhas) step-mother.
Here, watch the video below:
Coming to think of it, it's actually a great suggestion. Having seen her perform with such elan in Baahubali 2, we sure all of us can vouch for her for any damn role. What say BollywoodLifers?
Watch the interview here -
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