Never mind that Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag failed to kindle Sholay's fire, the undaunted filmmaker has decided to create a remake of the Ramayana. Ramu declared the film to be 'his version' of the epic.
"My version of the Ramayana will be a modern day interpretation of the epic. It is my imagination of what would have happened if the mythological characters existed in 2011," RGV told Mumbai Mirror.
The film, which will first be made in Telugu, will be based in 2011 Andhra Pradesh and shall be about the war between two corporates.
Ramu lets on the storyline
"It is the story of Dasharath Rao who heads Ayodhya group of companies. He is married to Kaushalya. On a business trip, he meets a woman named Kaikeyi Agarwal and ends up marrying her. Dasharath Rao promises his second wife Kaikeyi that he will hand over his business to her son Bharat Kumar and not Ram Shankar, his son from the first wife. He asks Ram to head a sick unit situated far away. Ram's brother Lakshman Shankar follows him," revealed RGV to Mumbai Mirror.
As the plot moves on, the head of the Lanka group of companies, Raavan Raju and his drug addict sister Shoorapauna create problems for the Ayodhya group.
"Unlike the speculations, my film is not going to be a comedy or a parody. It will be a very serious family thriller on the lines of Sarkar. It will first be made in Telugu and then in Hindi," said the filmmaker.
Ramu, who apparently got the idea from the Telugu film Shri Ram Rajyam Prabhu Dev, has assured that the film will offend no one.
Let's hope unlike his spate of flops, this remake has something new to offer.