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Raghava Lawrence to star in Tamil remake of Rangasthalam?

Director N Linguswamy, who made Sandakozhi (2005) and Anjaan (2014), will direct the remake.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence has reportedly been roped in to star in Tamil remake of Ram Charan’s Telugu blockbuster Rangasthalam (2018).

Director N Linguswamy, who made Sandakozhi (2005) and Anjaan (2014), will direct the remake. The project will mark his maiden collaboration with Lawrence, who was last seen on screen in Tamil horror-comedy Muni 4 (2019).

According to multiple reports, Lawrence has already signed on the dotted line. However, an official announcement will be made in a few weeks.

In Rangasthalam, Ram Charan played a village simpleton with hearing impairment. Directed by Sukumar, the film is a revenge drama where Ram Charan avenges the death of his brother who gets killed by his girlfriend’s father who belongs to the upper class.

Rangasthalam was one of the biggest grossers of Telugu cinema last year. The film won a National Award for Best Audiography.

The yet-untitled remake will only go on the floors after Lawrence completes shooting Laxmmi Bomb (2020), which marks his Hindi directorial debut. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in lead roles.

Laxmmi Bomb is the remake of highly successful Tamil horror-comedy Muni 2: Kanchana (2011), which was directed by Lawrence, who also starred in the film.

In the film, Akshay plays a character that will be possessed by a ghost of a transgender person. The team had recently released the first look from the movie.