Clearing the air on why the Mega family is keen on doing remakes, actor Ram Charan Teja has said that it is nothing but an attempt to bring a good story to the audience. The actor voiced his thoughts at Dhruva’s Dallas premiere during his US trip. “It is just a sincere attempt to bring a good subject or story to life. So, we two (Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan) and Pawan Kalyan are doing remakes. Don’t dwell too much on that fact that why Mega family is doing remakes, just enjoy the films,” said Ram Charan Teja.
He further clarified saying that it’s not due to lack of scripts that the actors are doing remakes. “People ask why remakes are done, but a remake is also a film. It’s not like we don’t have stories or we are not able to produce new films. It’s just that cinema has no boundary. You can do anything. You can remake and dub. So expect the best in Sankranthi,” he added.
The actor answered this question after Tollywood, especially the Mega family, started picking up Tamil super hits.
Ram Charan Teja’s Dhruva is the Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster, Thani Oruvan. Chiranjeevi is making a comeback to Tollywood after close to a decade with Khaidi No 150, which is the remake of Tamil blockbuster Kaththi directed by AR Murugadoss and starring Vijay in the lead. The project will be bankrolled by Ram Charan, who is co-producing the film along with Lyca Productions.
Even Pawan Kalyan is on a spree doing two Tamil remakes. The actor is currently busy with the shooting of Katamarayudu, which is a remake of Tamil movie Veeram starring Ajith. The film will release on Sankranti. Soon after, the actor will start working on another project with Jilla director R T Neason, which is again a Telugu remake of Ajith’s Vedalam.
Remakes of Tamil hits have been decent hits at the Tollywood box office. Dhruva raked in $1 million at US box office and did well in India too. Another example is Naga Chaitanya’s Premam, which is a remake of Malayalam hit of the same name. The film was a big hit for the actor.
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