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Ranveer Singh in Magadheera remake

MUMBAI: After months of keeping the industry in suspense, producers Vikas Bahl and Anurag Kashyap have signed Ranveer Singh to play the lead role in the Hindi remake of the 2009 Telugu hit Magadheera.


With his signing, Singh has edged out Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor, the names of whom that were constantly doing the rounds.


Confirming the same, Bahl said, "Magadheera is a passion project for us, and we are excited to have the rights to re-create this magical piece of work. Ranveer is the best thing that could have happened to it.
 
He has all the ingredients to be a passionate lover, a warrior and an entertainer, all at the same time. All the fans of Magadheera are coming together to recreate its magic with the support of Allu Arvind, the producer of the original film."


Magadheera is a historic love story. Set against the backdrop of 17th century India, the film is said to have an estimated budget of Rs 50 crore.


Preparing for the role, Singh will undergo intense physical training. He will also interact with Ram Charan, who played the lead in the original, to get some valueable inputs.

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