Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan! These are two of the names being seriously considered for the Hindi remake of the Telugu super-blockbuster Magadheera directed by S.S Rajamouli.
Released in July this year, the film has already grossed over Rs.65 crores in India alone and is said to be the second-biggest Telugu hit after Ghajini which holds the record for being the biggest hit ever in Andhra Pradesh.
With this Telugu remake into Hindi that is expected to take off early next year, producers Allu Arvind and Madhu Mantena who also co-produced Ghajini in both Telugu and Hindi, hope to raise the bars for action-drama cinema in Hindi once again.
The remake, to be budgeted at Rs.70 crores, is deeply ambitious. The Hindi version of Magadheera is expected to star Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan.
While in the original Telugu film which is set in 17th century and in today's times, the hero Ram Charan Teja plays a double role, the remake, it is reliably learnt, will split the hero's personality into two parts. Apparently, Hrithik will play the 17th century Samurai while Aamir will play his present-day avatar.
Says Madhu Mantena, "Yes. Allu Arvind and I are remaking Magadheera in Hindi. As for the cast, it's too early to talk about it. But Magadheera is definitely planned to be bigger than Ghajini."