Is Chiranjeevi Sarja Sandalwood’s remake king? The actor has been part of three remakes and is working on four more. Of those to release, Ayya, Ajith and Chandralekha are remakes of hit Telugu and Tamil films. Now, the actor has signed yet another Kannada remake Rudrathandava. The Tamil original, Pandiya Nadu, was a hit and starred actor Vishal, who was also the producer of the movie.
Rudrathandava will be directed by Guru Deshpande, who is currently basking in directorial and box-office success of Raja Hulli. Chiru doesn’t mind being part of remakes. He says, “I am not choosing these films, it is the directors who have them picked up and it is they who feel that I fit into the roles they offer me. The directors feel that I can give my inputs to even remakes,” says the actor, adding that he chose to be part of Rudrathandava because it is a family-oriented subject. “I don’t think of it as a drama as it has a lot of vengeance. I like my character and the way the story has been narrated - it’s an interesting plot.”
Chiru is currently shooting for Ayya, after which he will start work on Rudratandava. He is curiously waiting for the release of Chandralekha directed by Om Prakash Rao, a remake of Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram. “In two days, we will be able to confirm Chandralekha’s release date,” he says.