It looks as if in times of recession where banks are getting bankrupt, businesses getting shut down and our very own Hindi Film Industry shelving films left, right and centre, there is one man who stands out from all the above. His name is Ram Gopal Varma.
In a span of two months, Ramu, as he is lovingly called by the media, is going on floors on February 10 with his second film Rann this year after he shot 90% of Agyaat in Sri Lanka last month. According to Ram Gopal Varma, this is going to be his biggest and the most anticipated film. He also confirmed that the story of Rann is the real hero of the film and he just can't wait to start the shoot in a week's time.
We've also got some exciting tit-bits regarding the film. The news is that Riteish Deshmukh has gone for a complete make over as far his look in Rann is concerned. He has cropped short his hair for the film to fit into the role he is playing of a young enthusiast media student who becomes journalist. The first schedule of the shoot will start with Riteish Deshmukh in Mumbai's Film City where Ramu has built a huge set of a television channel called India 24/7. The only person who will not be available for the next one month while Rann is shot is Mr. Amitabh Bachchan as he is overseas. Due to Big B's unavailability, the film is now pushed to an August / September release.
What's more is that originally Mr. Bachchan was to play a media tycoon called Harshvardhan Mallik. However, after few meetings, both the Big B and RGV came to a conclusion that the character name should be changed to Vijay Harshvardhan Mallik. After some research, we've come to a point where we found out that Rann will be the 20th film of Amitabh Bachchan's long and ongoing career with him being called Vijay. We also know that almost 90% of his films have been declared hits every time his name in the film is Vijay, except for RGV's Nishabd in the recent times.
Madhu Mantena of Ghajini fame will be producing Rann under his banner. Well, here's wishing Rann ki Vijay ho!