Kollywood hotshot Suriya has always been known for his impeccable choice of films and roles. However, there are times when even he makes errors too. Right now, something like that seems to have happened in case of the film ‘The Businessman’.Few months back, ‘The Businessman’ was planned keeping Suriya in mind. But with ‘Rakta Charitra’ bombing at the box office, it is heard that Suriya backed out and director Ramgopal Varma did not have a problem.
Now, the film is gearing up to be made in Hindi with Abhishek Bachchan. While the Telugu version with Mahesh Babu is yet to be confirmed, it is heard that Suriya is having second thoughts.
Word around is that he has approached Ramu with a suggestion that with Abhi it is only Bollywood but with him in the lead, the film can be done in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. However, it is said that once decision taken, RGV doesn’t go back.
A Big disappointment for Surya as he loses his offer to Mahesh Babu… The film titled ‘The Businessman’ was supposed to be a trilingual movie made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi directed by famous Tollywood director Puri Jaganath, maker of original version of ‘Pokkiri’. The film was to be produced by Ram Gopal Varma under his banner. But now the offer has been bagged by Mahesh Babu and the shooting will take off from May 2011 once he completes shooting for his present project ‘Dookudu’ that has Samantha playing female lead role.
Suriya was to play the lead character of a gangster travelling from South India to Mumbai and his life story. The film has a tagline that reads ‘Guns Don’t Need Agreement’. The details about film’s heroine and other crewmembers will be announced shortly.
There are many big names in Bollywood industry, big family’s, big banners. But RGV’S factory is a true exception. He came from south and set in, made his name and fortune in some years.
Following the tracks of RGV, Telugu cinema’s most successful director Puri Jagannath is relocating to Mumbai. Jagannath, who is the highest paid director in South, is to make The Businessman, a film in Hindi.
He was earlier planning to direct Amitabh Bachchan starrer Buddha Don’t F…K with him, but has put it on shelf.
Surya will be starring in The Businessman. It’s the story of a gangster’s journey from Chennai to Mumbai and will be shot in three languages Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Puri has written the screenplay and none of the three leading individuals is fluent in Hindi. Neither does Puri, Ramu nor Surya. But they don’t think that would be a problem as Murugadoss who directed Ghajini; and Prabhu Deva who directed Wanted, didn’t knew Hindi.
Years ago Puri tried to crack the Hindi market with a film starring Tusshar Kapoor which was a disaster. Puri sees, The Businessman as his real beginning in Bollywood.
The Businessman will start shooting in September.