Kannada actor and TV reality show host Akul Balaji has signed a bilingual movie, which is titled as Magadheera in Kannada and Ranadheera in Telugu. It is said that fixing a title for this project proved to be a bit of a challenge for the crew.
Talking to a leading portal, Akul said, "We wanted to name the Kannada version Ranadheera and the Telugu version Magadheera. Unfortunately, there have been films of the same name in both the languages,"
Ranadheera, starring Crazy Star Ravichandran and Kushboo in the lead roles, was a musical hit of 1988, where as Magadheera marked the debut of Ramcharan Teja aka Cherry in Tollywood, which was also a Blockbuster in 2009.
Meanwhile, the crew has approached both the actors to see if they would let them use the titles of the movies, which was one of the the super-hit in their career. But, as expected both Ravi and Ramcharan refused to lend their movie title, and advised them to change it.
So, the lead actor Akul Balaji gave an interesting twist to the mystery by a tricky title exchange. He said, "We have now exchanged the titles for both the languages and registered them for ourselves. So the Kannada version is now called Magadheera, while the Telugu version is called Ranadheera. Technically, they are both new titles in each of the film industries,"