Ranbir will play the lead role that was featured by Ram Charan in the original Magadheera, while Katrina will essay the role that Kajal Agrawal played in the film. It is reported that Ranbir will undergo rigorous physical training to get in shape for the film.
Aamir Khan was the first choice of producer Mantena for the film, however Aamir politely refused to do the film. Then Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor were approached for the film, but the actors were not very keen on working for the film.
However, the filmmaker were very clear at mind that they wanted a big star for the film and Ranbir is not lesser a star in that case. Ranbir, who recently signed up with Madhu's brand management company developed a good rapport with the producer and agreed on doing the film.
They have not yet spoken to Katrina, but are sure of roping her in for the film. The co-producer Allu Arvind will very soon approach the actress for the Hindi remake of Magadheera.