No sooner is a film announced, fans begin waiting with bated breath for the project to hit theatres. South, as we know, incites more passion. Shrikumar Menon’s upcoming film adaptation of the novel Randamoozham is a classic case in point.
Randamoozham, penned by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, is a retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Bhima, the second Pandava. Last month, it was announced that the cinematic retelling will be produced by B. R. Shetty, a UAE businessman, with Mohanlal portraying the central character Bhima. A few days later, rumours started flying thick and fast that Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are all set to essay the roles of Bhishma Pita and Draupadi respectively.
That has now driven a die-hard Tollywood fan to even make a trailer comprising his/her desired cast! The trailer portrays Amitabh as Bhishma Pita, Aishwarya as Draupadi, Mammootty as Yudhisthira, Mohanlal as Bhima, Vikram as Arjuna, Allu Arjun as Nakulan and Ram Charan as Sahadevan. The fan has skilfully fused action-packed stills of the actors from their previous work against the backdrop of war. Like for one, Aishwarya's 'scenes' are set against the back drop of her Jodhaa Akbar shots. And mind you, it is 3-minutes long! Talk of wishful thinking!
Interestingly, Bachchan’s spokesperson had denied the rumours of him being a part of the mega project, said to be made on a mammoth budget of Rs 1000 crore.
An official statement from him reads: “We would like to deny this news and state that Mr Bachchan is in no capacity associated with or a part of the film directed by Mr Sreekumar. Any news or story reporting otherwise is false and incorrect.”
And if you didn't agree that star frenzy in Tollywood is more than that in Bollywood, maybe now you will.
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