“Yes Allu Arvind and I are remaking Magadheera in Hindi. As for the cast, it’s too early to talk about it. But the film is definitely being planned to be bigger than Ghajini,” Mantena said.
Released in July this year, Magadheera has already grossed over Rs 65 crore in India alone and is said to be the secondbiggest Telugu hit after Ghajini.
With this Telugu remake into Hindi that is expected to take off early next year, Arvind and Mantena hope to raise the bar for action-drama cinema in Hindi once again.
The remake, to be budgeted at Rs 70 crore, is highly ambitious. While in the original, which is set in 17th century and present, the hero Ram Charan Teja plays a double role, the remake will split the hero’s personality into two parts. Apparently Hrithik will play the samurai from the Middle Ages while Aamir will play his present day avatar.