For pure shock value. there is no one in the industry who can come close to Ram Gopal Varma. The maverick director has a knack for catching everyone off guard and he is a master at creating an intense buzz around his projects. This time however, his tweets have shocked Megastar Chiranjeevi’s fans and many people in the cinema industry.
He put out a tweet saying that Puri Jagannath is planning to remake Chiranjeevi’s iconic movie ‘Khaidi’ with Prince Mahesh Babu in the lead. He went on to say that Mahesh’s characterization narrated by Puri sounds better than Kodandarami Reddy’s characterization of Chiranjeevi.
Usually, a remake of a top hero’s landmark film is attempted by his son or nephew or some successor who carries forward his legacy in the industry. It is very rare to see a top hero attempt a remake of a film that belongs to a different family. This is the reason why Chiranjeevi’s fans are shocked. After all, if a remake of Khaidi is indeed in the works, one would normally expect Ram Charan Tej or maybe even Allu Arjun to feature in it.
Well, Ram Gopal Varma is famous for throwing people off track with such sensational statements which actually are aimed at conveying something else. Whether Khaidi is indeed being planned with Mahesh Babu or not is something that only Puri Jagan and Mahesh Babu can confirm. But for now, we are equally shocked but very excited by this ‘project’.