Ayyappanum Koshiyum has turned out to be one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful Malayalam movies of 2020 (released, thankfully, prior to lockdown come into effect), so much so that multiple remakes are now in the works. After John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan were confirmed to step into the shoes of Prithviraj and Biju Menon for the Bollywood adaptation, Baahubali's Rana Daggubati aka Bhallaladeva revealed that he's doing the Telugu remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum alongside one of Tollywood's biggest stars ever.
The revelation came straight from the horse's mouth during an exclusive interview with BollywoodLife when Rana Daggubati emphatically revealed to us, “Yes, I'm shooting for Ayyappanum Koshiyum (the Telugu remake) with Mr. Pawan Kalyan.”
In the same interview, Rana also opened up about his Baahubali Director, SS Rajamouli's plans for Baahubali 3 and a Baahubali prequel, titled The Rise of Sivagami, which was played by Ramya Krishnan in the two movies. “As far as Baahubali is concerned, there's an adaptation of a book that's also a prequel to a film. It's actually Anand Neelakantan's book, which is The Rise of Sivagami (name of the book). It's the story of our mother when she was young — we're not born, it's our mother's story, so we'll come in the big films only,” said the actor.
When asked if Baahubali and Bhallaladeva's backstories would appear in subsequence seasons, Rana Daggubati simply added, “Let's see how it goes.” Opening up on Baahubali 3, Rana stated, “Well...boss (SS Rajamouli) has to make that call, but we definitely hope for one.”
Watch the entire interview below:
Well, isn't it going to be fantastic to see Rana Daggubati and Pawan Kalyan face off on screen? We can hardly wait.
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