Actor Rajendra Prasad, popular for films such as Mister Pellam and Appula Apparao, will play the lead role in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil family drama Saivam. Talented actor Nasser had essayed the role in the Tamil film, which has been written, directed and produced by AL Vijay.
Saivam is an extremely simple fun-filled family drama with a subtle message promoting animal welfare and encouraging vegetarianism The story revolves around a girl's attempts to save a rooster from being slaughtered by her family as a part of a ritual. Released in theatres on June 27, the movie has made decent collection at the Box Office.
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum fame director Krish aka Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi will direct the Telugu remake of Saivam, which is expected to go on floors soon. While Rajendra Prasad plays the protagonist, child artist Sara Arjun, who played an important role in the Tamil film, is likely to be retained for the Telugu version as well.
A source from the film unit revealed, "We have roped in Rajendra Prasad to play the main lead. He will play the role originally played by actor Nassar in the Tamil version." Meanwhile, the source added, "Sara will mostly be retained in the remake. She was so good in the original, and therefore, the makers are planning to go with her."