Actor Venkatesh and Balakrishna are also being considered for the lead role. But Prabhas has the edge over them as it is a romantic movie, say sources. They also revealed that the producer is keen to cast Prabhas, as he has got youth appeal.
Kaavalan, the Tamil version of Bodyguard, was released on January 15. Even after getting mixed responses from the audience and critics, Vijay and Asin Thottumkal starrer movie is doing good business at the box-office. This has made the producer to acquire the remake rights, adds a source.
Speculation is rife that Prabhas is in the race to star in Malayalam blockbuster Bodyguard remake. Bellamkonda Ramesh, who has bagged the Telugu remake rights, has reportedly approached the actor.