Ajith in Rajini’s shoes?
ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN DECCAN CHRONICLE
CHANDRAMUKHI, WHICH STARRED RAJINIKANTH AND JOTHIKA CREATED A NEW RECORD IN INDIAN CINEMA BY RUNNING MORE THAN 834 DAYS CONTINUOUSLY
The latest big buzz doing rounds in K-town is that Ajith will be donning the lead role in P.Vasu’s Chandramukhi 2 which will be pro duced by Sivaji Productions.
Initially, Vasu wanted to make a sequel to Chandramukhi with Rajiniknath, but due to various reasons it did not take off. The director’s remakes of Chandramukhi have been successful so far. The first part Aaptha Mithra in Kannada, which featured late actors Vishnuvardhan and Soundarya, was a huge hit.
The remake version, Chandramukhi, with Superstar Rajinikanth, Prabhu and Jothika created a new record in the history of Indian cinema by running more than 834 days continuously. The dubbed version in Telugu was also a big success. Reportedly the director excluded many portions in the film that narrated the lives of ed many portions in the film that narrated the lives o `Vettayan’ Raja (played by Rajini), Ganga (Jothika) and her lover.
After almost five years Vasu delineated the sequences that were not included in the second part with more gripping moments in Kannada as Aaptha Rakshaka which also was blockbuster.
Recently the filmmaker remade the film in Telugu as NagavalliChandramukhi Returns, which had Venkatesh, Anushka Shetty and Kamalini Mukherjee in the lead. With the movie declared a hit by trade, Vasu is now planning for a Tamil remake of the same. Fresh reports suggest that he had discussed this project with Rajini and the actor recommended Ajith for the role. A source close to the actor said that Ajith was indeed approached by Vasu a few months back. According to the source, Ajith who is presently busy with his golden jubilee flick, Mankatha in Venkat Prabhu’s direction will consider the option once he completes the film.
Source: Deccan Chronicle (Dated: 20-12-2010)