CHARAN’S OFF TO B-TOWN?
Ram Charan Tej is expected to make his Bollywood
debut with Faruk Kabir’s ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and play a role that was first
offered to Hrithik Roshan
Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan is all
set to make his Bollywood debut. After his Telugu blockbuster
“Magadheera” last year, the actor has now reportedly signed
“Welcome To The Jungle” with director Faruk Kabir, who is in the
news for his forthcoming film “Allah Ke Banday”. “Welcome To The
Jungle” will go on floors on November 12.
Earlier, it was reported that
Hrithik Roshan was to play the protagonist in “Welcome to the
Jungle”, supposedly an action-thriller. And the role required
him to perform a lot of stunts. Now that Hrithik is out of the
project, Ram Charan has stepped in. The film will be shot
extensively in the dangerous Amazon forest.
Our source said, “Many Bollywood
directors were wooing Charan to make a debut with their films
but Charan has chosen to step into Hrithik Roshan’s shoes.
Obviously, people will expect a lot from Charan but this also
places the actor in the bracket of top stars.”
Apparently, Faruk met Ram Charan
recently and all the details are being worked out. But everyone
is trying to keep things under wraps as they’re planning to make
a big announcement later.
When contacted, Faruk said, “Yes,
things are being worked out and my talks are on with Ram Charan.
My producer Ravi Walia and Mushtaq Sheikh met him in Hyderabad
and I met him when he was here for the shooting of his film
“Orange”. But it would be difficult for me to confirm anything
at this point of time as talks are still on.”
After “Orange”, Charan is all set to begin work
for the big-ticket film “Merupu” and two more big projects, but
it looks like he may be able to squeeze some time out, if the
B-town project shapes up to his liking. “Nothing is finalized
yet,” says Pravin, his manager. However, if Charan indeed signs
on the dotted line, then the leading Telugu star will join the
league of Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh who have
impressed pan-Indian audience in the past.
Courtesy : Times of India