RGV to make modern-day Ramayan in Telugu

MUMBAI: While these days most filmmakers are turning to remake films from the other side of the country, Ram Gopal Varma has decided to make a modern-day Ramayan with his next bi-lingual (Telugu and Hindi) titled Ram Gopal Varma‘s Ramayanam.

"I have been listening to Ramayana since my childhood. I pondered many times why that story has been getting patrons for these many centuries. With that, now I got a thought to make Ramayana in my own style.

My Ramayana doesn‘t belong to Treta Yug but represents the present time. How it sounds if the characters in Ramayana live in our time here in Hyderabad? The answer is Ram Gopal Varma‘s Ramayanam," Varma said in a press statement.

Varma‘s story will see Dasarath Rao as owner of Ayodhya Group of Industries. His wife is Kousalya. Rao goes to Mumbai on a business work and there he happens to get close to Kaikeyi Agarwal. He marries her. He commits to Kaikeyi Agarwal in a weak moment that he would give away his company to Bharathkumar, their son.

Ram Shankar is the eldest son of Dasarath Rao and Kousalya. He never denies his father. Despite resistance from Ayodhya Group workers, he goes to run a sick unit. Lakshman Shankar, who is younger brother to Ram also, goes with him.

Lanka group of companies is the rival to Ayodhya Group. Ravan Raju is its owner. While his brother is Bheeshan Raju, Soorpana is his sister. "The conflict between these groups becomes my Ramayana," he said.

Earlier, Varma had made his own version of Sholay, titled Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.

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