WebHush.com (India), April 1, 2009
Keanu Reeves, Shilpa Shetty Starrer Hanuman Movie Preview
While our Mani Ratnam is busy filming Raavan having Abhi Ash in the back waters of Kerala, NRI industrialist Uru Patel’s ambitious project ‘Hanuman’ is making news in Hollywood market. Known for his movies like ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’, Louis Mendoki, shall direct this movie which has a whopping budget of $60 million. The film stars Keanu Reevs as Deity Ram while Shipa Shetty shall portray Sita. Rama’s younger brother, Laxman, will be played by Indian actor Aseem Merchant. Classy Kevin Costner will play the part of the demonic Ravana. As of yet, the coveted casting of Hanuman is under wraps and also the much awaited plot of the movie.The film’s modern setting will defy tradition by renaming the characters.
It is interesting to note that there is Ramayan in Bollywood as well with Raj Kumar Santoshi going in for his perception of the Mythological drama with Ajay and Kajol Devgan as Rama and Sita. There shall definitely be a lot of comparisons and criticisms when movies of the same genre and plots pitch against each other at the box office. And To make the competetion tougher Bobby Bedi also plans a take on the Ramayan. And how can the other Indian epic ‘Mahabharat’ take back seat, Bipasha Basu may soon appear as Draupadi in a film by Rituparno Ghosh.
Keep your experiments on you creative movie makers, we the audience are waiting for some real entertainment and thats it.