Bewitched by `Bommarilu`!

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 19, 2006 04:42 hrs

The Siddharth-Genelia vanilla coated love story Bommarillu the most raved about super hit in Telugu in recent times is the hottest remake proposition in Kollywood. Everyone right from Vijay to Ravikrishna wants to grab the role of that lovable character that Siddharth has made memorable in the original!

Now more people have got into the bandwagon. The original remake buyers ‘Editor’ Mohan and his sons Raja and Ravi, A.M.Ratnam and his son Ravikrishna, K.Bhagyaraj wants to remake the film with daughter Saranya doing the cute role that Genelia did in the original, another financier-producer father has found the project as a perfect subject for his son…the list goes on. Remember that there were 20 special screenings of the film in Chennai for various people from the industry!

Bhaskar the debutant director of Bommarillu is a close friend of M.Raja as they studied together at the Adyar film institute. A.M.Ratnam is a sort of Godfather for `Dil` Raju the producer of the film and added to that Ratnam’s Telugu films were distributed by Raju in the Nizam area of Andhra.

But the latest news is that `Dil` Raju, under tremendous pressure from all quarters is likely to remake the film in Tamil with Kalaipuli S.Thanu as co-producer. Raju has gone ahead and is now releasing Bommarillu in Chennai from Aug 17, something he would not have done if he has ideas to sell the remake rights!