Mani Ratnam’s next is with Ram Charan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
For the past few month, there have been several reports about legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam teaming up with Telugu star Ram Charan. However, the project could not be materialized and the director went on to work with Karthi for Kaatru Veliyidai. The movie could not live up to the expectations and failed at the box office.
Post the release of Kaatru Veliyidai, talks are once again rife about the Ram Charan project. Reportedly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been approached to play the female lead in this movie.
The Bollywood diva shares a great rapport with Mani Ratnam. In fact, she made her tinsel town debut with the director’s political drama Iruvar in 1997 alongside superstar Mohanlal. She last worked with Mani Ratanam in the 2010 bilingual Raavan, which also had Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram in the lead roles.
Earlier, Ram Charan himself had revealed about his plans to work with Mani Ratnam. Apparently, the director had adviced Ram Charan to change his onscreen image and reinvent himself as an actor. That inspired the actor to take up Dhruva, which was the remake of superhit Tamil movie Thani Oruvan.
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Ram Charan is currently working with director Sukumar for an upcoming movie. The film, which is tentatively titled RC 11, stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi and Jagapathi Babu among others.