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By Subhash K. Jha, September 29, 2009 – 09:29 IST

Madhu Mantena Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan!

These are two of the names being seriously considered for the Hindi remake of the Telugu super-blockbuster Magadheera directed by S.S Rajamouli.

Released in July this year, the film has already grossed over Rs. 65 crores in India alone and is said to be the second-biggest Telugu hit after Ghajini which holds the record for being the biggest hit ever in Andhra Pradesh.

With this Telugu remake into Hindi that is expected to take off early next year, producers Allu Arvind and Madhu Mantena who also co-produced Ghajini in both Telugu and Hindi, hope to raise the bars for action-drama cinema in Hindi once again.

The remake, to be budgeted at Rs. 70 crores, is deeply ambitious. The Hindi version of Magadheera is expected to star Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan.

While in the original Telugu film which is set in 17th century and in today’s times, the hero Ram Charan Teja plays a double role, the remake, it is reliably learnt, will split the hero’s personality into two parts. Apparently, Hrithik will play the 17th century Samurai while Aamir will play his present-day avatar.

Says Madhu Mantena, “Yes. Allu Arvind and I are remaking Magadheera in Hindi. As for the cast, it’s too early to talk about it. But Magadheera is definitely planned to be bigger than Ghajini.”


Sanjay Dutt’s new tattoo and (inset) while getting it done

Sanjay Dutt came in his red sports car on Sunday evening to Aalim Hakim’s studio in Bandra for his ninth tattoo. The actor, who has four on his back, two on his chest, two of his forearm and the lastest one on his upperarm, has designed every one of the tattoos personally. Dutt admitted, “I’m addicted to the tattoo needles, and everytime I want to feel high, I call my tattooist Vishwas and ask him to keep the needles ready.”

The incredible hulk…who Bollywood calls a true-blue rock star, bore the pain with a smile (check the photograph!) and the Samurai came alive on his arm.
Dressed in a sleeveless jacket and orange trackpants, Dutt was in a good mood and clicked photographs with fans surrounding his car.

Next day, while dubbing for Blue and All The Best simultaneously — his next two films, Dutt showed of his tattoo like an excited school kid. Stylist Aalim said, “Baba has one of the best bodies in Bollywood and these tattoos only add to his personality.”