Hyderabad: KS Rama Rao, who had produced Chiranjeevi's movie Abhilasha 30 years ago, now wants to remake this Blockbuster film. The Tollywood producer admits that it was the idea of writer Gollapudi Maruthi Rao. He has plans to rope in Chiru's son Ram Charan Teja, who is currently busy with a couple of big ticket movies. But he is yet to approach the actor with this offer.
In a chat with a movie portal, KS Rama Rao revealed that he has recently met Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, who suggested him to consider on remaking the hit movie Abhilasha with a few changes to suit the taste of present generation. He liked the idea. The producer says, "I will try to remake the film with Ram Charan."
The 1983-hit film Abhilasha was directed by A Kodandarami Reddy and produced by KS Rama Rao. It is the film adaptation of Yandamuri Veerendranath's novel with the same name. Chiranjeevi and Radhika had played the leads, while Rao Gopal Rao and Gollapudi Maruthi Rao appeared in vital roles. Ilayaraja had composed music for this movie, which was a big hit at that moment.
The story of Abhilasha was based on a unique point of removing Section 302 from the Indian Penal Code, which authorizes capital punishment. Struggling lawyer Chiranjeevi (Chiranjeevi), lives with his roommate (Allu Aravind), and dreams of removing IPC Section 302. The reason behind his determination was his father's death sentence under 302 for rape and murder, which he didn't commit. Whether he realises his dream or not will form the crux of the film.
However, Ram Charan Teja, who debuted in films with Chirutha in 2007, has acted in five movies in his career spanning six years and four of them have become super-hit films at the Box Office. He is now busy with Yevadu and Zanjeer, which are slated to release in 2013. KS Rama Rao says that he has a project with him coming up. Will this be a remake of Abhilasa? Will Cherry accept this offer?
Stay locked to this space to know what's Ram Charan's response.