Why Ram Charan chosen for Zaneer ?

Posted : April 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm IST by ManaTelugu

Ram Charan has registered yet another big hit with Racha, which is poised to enter the top 3 list of all times hits of Telugu cinema. Charan already holds the number 1 film record and with Racha he proved that he can be a super power at the box office without any help of any well known director. Charan’s talent was spotted by Bollywood director Apoorva Lakhia and he is introducing him to B town with the film Zanjeer.
This is a remake of Amitabh’s yesteryear’s hit Zanjeer that earned him the angry young man image. Apoorva had a choice of approaching Abhishek Bachan to play the lead role in it. The director is a very good friend of Abhishek and he would have been a good choice to remake an Amitabh’s film. But Apoorva felt that only Ram Charan could be the new angry young man of Bollywood. The director and producer are taking a huge risk by roping in Charan, because he is a new face in Bollywood and it would have been easy for them to do good business if they do this film with any known Hindi actor.
But the director says that he couldn’t visualize anyone other than Charan in this role. This is an honor to a Telugu actor. Even Chiranjeevi didn’t command such respect from the Bollywood industry. Today Charan is getting a whopping price for doing this role. When a Bollywood superstar’s son couldn’t fit into his father’s shoes, a Tollywood megastar’s son filling those shoes is something that is extraordinary. Great going Cherry!