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Bhansali keen on a Manam Hindi remake, says Vikram Kumar

Vikram Kumar, who is readying for the release of his new film 24 featuring Tamil superstar Suriya, said Hindi filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has expressed an interest in directing a Hindi remake of his Telugu superhit film, Manam.

regional movies Updated: May 03, 2016 18:50 IST
Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Manam starred three generations of the Akkineni family, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, his son Nagarjuna and grandsons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil. (ManamTheFilm/Facebook)

Vikram Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his latest sci fi film 24 with Tamil superstar Suriya, said that Hindi film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has shown keenness to direct a Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Maman, also directed by him. The Telugu original featured actors from three generations of the Akkineni clan.

“When I was recently shooting in Mumbai, I had met him with regards to the film’s Hindi remake. Though we haven’t arrived at anything substantial yet, he was interested in the idea of remaking the film in his production,” said Vikram, adding nothing has been confirmed yet.

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The original, which featured the late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, his son Nagarjuna and grandsons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil, was directed by Vikram.

Manam, which was extremely well received by audiences and critics alike, was a story about reincarnation.

Vikram had initially planned to remake the film in Tamil with Suriya, his brother Karthi and their father Sivakumar. “I had approached Suriya with the offer. However, we ended up doing 24 instead. I don’t think it will happen in Tamil,” he said.