Mumbai, Jan 20 : Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh will play the lead in the Hindi remake of 2009 Telugu blockbuster ‘Magadheera'.
‘Magadheera', a historical-drama-love story, will be remade in Hindi by Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl's production company Phantom.
The film was dubbed and released in Malayalam as ‘Dheera The Warrior' and in Tamil as ‘Maveeran'.
For the Hindi version, rumour mills were abuzz that Ranbir Kapoor would do the film. However, Ranveer, who was last seen in Adtiya Chopra's ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' has been roped in to play the central character.
“'Magadheera' is a passion project for us at Phantom and we are so excited to have the rights to recreate 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,” Bahl said.
The lead actress and the director to helm the project are yet to be finalised.
The Hindi version, is reportedly being made with a budget of Rs 50 crore and the film will go on floors later this year.