Rajinikanth and Mohan Babu have been the best of friends even before their careers in the film industry took off.
So, when Rajinikanth got to see Power Pandi, which has been directed by his son-in-law actor Dhanush, he wanted his buddy Mohan Babu to essay the role done by Raj Kiran in the original. Reports say that Rajini not only mooted the idea but also arranged for a special screening for Mohan Babu.
Impressed with the story, Mohan Babu had given his go ahead but was not able to start the shooting immediately due to health issues. This apparently gave rise to rumours that the star is not interested in the remake. But things are moving positively with the team getting ready to go ahead with the shooting.
While the Tamil version was directed by Dhanush, the Telugu version will be directed by Subramania Siva, who was closely associated with the project.
Power Pandi is about an aged stunt master going on a road trip to meet his ex. What happens during the course of the trip forms the crux of the story. Power Pandi is a comedy drama that had Raj Kiran in the title role with Revathi, Prasanna, Dhanush (cameo), Madonna Sebastian and Chaya Singh in the star cast.
Released on April 14th this year, the film was Dhanushâ€™s directorial debut. He also made a cameo appearance in it as the young Raj Kiran. Bankrolled by Dhanushâ€™s Wunderbar Films, it was distributed by K Productions.
Power Pandi was a big hit which prompted its makers to consider remaking in other languages. Details about the rest of the star cast for the Telugu version are expected to be revealed soon.
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