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09-25-2010, 08:44 PM #1
Akshay, Saif, Salman fight over same film
The success of Wanted and Ghajini has started a brand new trend. Both were remakes of South Indian films and many Bollywood actors have now taken a liking for similar upcoming projects.
Unexpectedly however, three of our biggest Bollywood A-listers, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan, are now fighting for the rights of the Telugu film Don Seenu.
The film, directed by the Gopichand Malineni, stars Ravi Teja, Anjana Sukhani and Mahesh Manjrekar, and is apparently the biggest hit of the year in the South film industry. The Tamil remake of the film is already being considered.
Don Seenu is a comical story of a young man who is hugely inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s film Don and dreams of becoming world’s number one don. The plot revolves around his attempts to realise this dream.
The 27-year-old debutant director from Hyderabad is obviously elated and says, "Yes, Bollywood has shown a lot of interest in my film. AR Murugadoss (director of Ghajini), who happened to watch my film, is responsible for it. He has been discussing it in Bollywood.
My producer told me that Sohail Khan called and asked for the DVD copy of the film because Salman wanted to watch it. I am told that even Akshay Kumar has shown interest in the film. The dialogue writer of my film, Kona Venkat, is in Mumbai for the past one week. He told me that even Saif Ali khan is keen on buying the rights of the film."
The debutant director will not be making the Bollywood remake. We wonder if Murugadoss will take on the job.
When asked who among the three Bollywood stars fits the role of the protagonist the best, Malineni says, "Both Salman and Akshay are great entertainers. I think both can play the role very well." Sorry Saif.
As a footnote, the director is quick to add, "The hero of my film, Ravi Teja, is known as the South Indian Akshay Kumar." Sorry Sallu....being a human...
09-26-2010, 12:01 AM #2