Imran Khan in Kannada super hit remake?July 20th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Producer Boney Kapoor’s penchant for picking up South film industry super hits continues with Kannada blockbuster Mungaru Male (2006). Presently Boney is ready with his Hindi remake of Tamil–Telugu mega hit Pokkiri titled Wanted starring Salman Khan. Sources close to Boney reveal to us that he is trying his level best to rope in Imran Khan to play the romantic lead in his Mungaru Male remake with ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan directing it. The film’s rights for remaking it in Tamil-Telugu were sold for Rs. 1.5 crore and Boney seems to have paid around Rs. 3 crore for its Hindi rights.
Our source continues, “Yograj Bhat directed Kannada film Mungaru Male (Monsoon Rain) starring Ganesh, Sanjana Gandhi and noted actor Anant Nag was made at a modest budget of around Rs. 90 lakhs but it went on to do a rip roaring business of more than Rs. 50 crore. In fact it made a National record by running for one full year in a Bangalore PVR multiplex property. Boney apparently has presented these facts and figures and the wonderfully translated script to Imran and now it is all depending upon Imran to take his call. Imran hasn’t done any romantic film for a long time now since he shot for his debut film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Boney is therefore hopeful that Imran may give his nod.”
Interestingly, the Kannada original was shot almost 80 percent in the rains.
So what’s Mungaru Malle all about?
For richie-rich Pritham (Ganesh), it is love at first sight when he spots Nandini (Sanjana) outside a mall. Circumstances conspire to foil his every attempt to meet her till he goes to Madikeri where he meets his love, who alas, is about to be married shortly. Stung by her remarks, Pritham vows to win her heart and succeeds too. When Nandini’s scandalised mom (Padmaja Rao) seeks his help in identifying her daughter’s secret lover, he senses his chance to reveal the truth.
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