Hollywood movies are appreciated worldwide making Indian film-makers opt to buy rights and remake Hollywood movies adding Indian twist to it, attempting to attract suitable audiences. Many Hollywood movies were remade by Bollywood directors, some did well at the box office and some failed to impress and connect with the audiences.
If unconfirmed sources are to be believed, after watching ‘Baahubali’, a Mumbai based Bhojpuri movies production house is planning to produce a series of mega budget movies and for that, they have planned to buy rights of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. A source from the production house revealed, “We’re in talks to buy rights of the super hit series of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to remake it in Bhojpuri and if things are finalized, the movie will go on floors by the end of this year”.
Gandalf (right) and Gollum (left) (Characters in ‘The Lord of the Rings’)
When asked about the actors in the remake, the source said “Lead actors are yet to be finalized as the deal hasn’t been cracked yet, but we’re in talks with Kamaal R Khan to play the role of Gollum. KRK has given a nod for this role and he’s super excited to be part of this Bhojpuri magnum opus. Initially, Kamaal asked for the role of Gandalf; however, we made him understand he would be perfect to fit in the shoes of Gollum and he happily agreed”.
As we’re still unable to verify this development, we tried contacting KRK but a source close to the small time actor revealed Kamaal isn’t allowed to talk about the project at this stage. If everything falls into place, an official announcement will be made soon.
If the news of Bhojpuri remake of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is true, we wish Kamaal and team the very best of luck for the project.