Sunday, May 31, 2009

About Ashokavanam

Ashokavanam (Raavana in Hindi) directed by manirathnam and the Cast for the movie are

In Tamil version, Vikram pairs up with Aishwarya while classic actor Karthik is on discussions with Mani Rathnam and soon may be roped into this film.

Prithviraj plays the character with negative shades while actress Vasundhara stars him opposite in the female lead and Priyamani is the another heroine. A.R. Rahman is simultaneously working for this flick. Oh! We forgot to take on actually what we wanted to do. The Tamil version has been titled as ‘Ashoka Vanam’ and the Hindi version as ‘Ravanaa’. It has been confirmed that it’s the modern day adaption of Hindu epic Ramayana and remember earlier, he had adapted ‘Mahabharatha’ for Thalapathy.

Ashokavanam in Tamil

Vikram plays as Ravanan
Aishwarya plays as Seetha
Prithviraja plays as Raman
PRiyamani plays as Surphanakai

Raavana in Hindi

Vikram plays as Raman
Abhishek Bachchan as Ravanan
Aishwarya as seetha
and yet to be decided on who is acting for surphankai

Movie budget

Mani Rathnam has started haunting the entire film world with his fever as shooting for his forthcoming flick would soon hit the floors. The bilingual project budgeting Rs.125Crs features Abhishek Bacchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai in lead roles with Vikram, Govinda performing important roles.

Recent Ashokavanam stills

Ashokavanam Movie Stills

Maniratnam Praises Karthik

He is a good actor and has even been hailed as a navarasa nayakan. But the many producers and directors will have more to say on the subject.

After sets worth several lakhs are put up, hero Karthik would fail to turn up for shooting, citing tummy ache or gas problem. This has caused heart break for many a producer. This was about all the sincerity he showed to the profession he loved.

Now there's a total change in this Karthik. He is acting in 'Ravanan' directed by Mani Ratnam. He is a forest officer in this. The shooting is taking place in Kerala's Challakudy area. If the shooting is to start at 8am, he reports at 7am to the sets, giving everyone a pleasant surprise.

Seeing Karthik's personality, an astonished Mani Ratnam said from now on, any producer can bravely cast Karthik in their films.