RELIANCE BIG PICTURES VS MANI RATNAM
It’s a rather surprising news from Anil Ambani’s RELIANCE BIG PICTURES. They have backed out of their much talked about their Rs.120 Crore prestigious project in tie-up with Mani Ratnam for his multilingual film “RAVAN”, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Tamil super star Vikram.
As per the reliable sources, Reliance Big has written to Mani Ratnam to reduce the production cost by 50%, in view of the current recession scenario, which did not go down well with the director.
And the news are that Mani Ratnam has decided to produce the grand movie himself and that too in 3 languages – Hindi, Tamil & Telugu. In the Hindi version, Abhishek Bachchan will play the lead role, while Vikram will be in the negative role. While in Tamil & Telugu, Vikram will be the hero and Malayali actor Prithviraj is the villain. However Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be the female lead in all the 3 versions.
Reliance move also is bit shocking, since Anil Ambani is considered to be one of the close friends of Amitabh Bachchan.