Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu smashed box office records with his blockbuster Srimanthudu, which released earlier this year.
Many critics down south called the film a commercial version of Shah Rukh Khan's critically acclaimed 2004 film, Swades. Though the story dealt with the serious subject of rural development, the film managed to infuse ample action, humour, drama and romance into the plot.
While the film seems a good fit for a Bollywood remake, reports suggest that both Hrithik Roshan and Varun Dhawan are being considered to reprise Mahesh Babu's role.
Production house Eros International has the remake rights of Srimanthudu and they are in talks with both the actors. Though both Roshan and Dhawan are currently busy with other films, they are said to be keen to be a part of the film but are yet to take the final call.
Srimanthudu director, Koratala Siva, who will also direct the Hindi remake, recently hosted a special screening of the original film for Roshan. The Krirsh star has apparently suggested a few changes in the script to make it better suited for Bollywood audiences.
In an interview with a leading daily, Varun Dhawan confirmed that he was in talks with the producers for the remake. "There might be something there," he said, refusing to elaborate.