Vimala Raman is on cloud 9 and the reason is well known. Her performance in Aaptha Rakshaka has got rave reviews and for which she is flooded with offers. Recently she bagged a role in biopic Amrapali and she is also doing a Hollywood film titled Dam 999. Now the versatile actress is gearing up for the remake of the epic Amrapali. “I"ll catch up with that film soon. However Atul has made some changes and will focus more on the transition of the courtesan into a devout Buddhist follower, unlike the original," The Times of India quoted her as saying.
Amrapali is a remake of yesteryear flick with the same title. Vimala Raman will play the title role, which was played by Vyjayanthimala Bali in the original. It is a story of royal courtesan in the court of Ajatashatru, king of the Magadha empire.
Late actor Sunil Dutt had played the protagonist in the original, and now Arbaaz Khan's name is doing rounds for the lead role opposite Vimala. Atul Garge, who has worked with Ashutosh Gowariker, is directing the film.
Story first published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 9:50 [IST]