Hyderabad: Telugu megastar-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi Monday said that he was proud of his actor son Ram Charan Teja for doing a bilingual movie, a remake of the 1973 Hindi classic Zanjeer. The Union Tourism Minister said his son's achievement has enhanced his pride as a father. He was speaking at a function organised here to release the promos of Toofan, the Telugu version of Zanjeer.
Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra are playing the lead roles in both the versions. Sanjay Dutt will be seen as Sher Khan in the Hindi version, while Srihari appears in the same role for Toofan. Ram Charan, Priyanka, Srihari, director Apoorva Lakhia, producer Amit Mehra and others attended the promo launch function of Toofan.
Chiranjeevi recalled that it was after 13 years in Telugu cinema that he got a Hindi movie Pratibandh, in which he played an angry police officer, while his son Ram Charan got this opportunity very early in his career. "It took me 13 years to do a Hindi film, but Charan has achieved the feat so soon. I'm so proud that he has done a Hindi film so early in his career," IANS quotes Chiru as saying at the event.
The megastar is confident that the bilingual movie would be a big hit as it has all the ingredients of a good commercial movie. Chiranjeevi said, "I saw some clippings of Toofan. The acting, body language, actions and expressions are fantastic. The film will rock."
He was happy that Ram Charan is playing the role of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan in both the versions. Ramcharan said it was a challenge. The young actor, who began his career in Telugu films six years ago, said he was initially reluctant. "But when I heard the story, which has emotions and everything else, I was impressed. Later everything fell in place," he said. Continue to see Toofan promo launch photos in slide show.