Baaghi 2, the Hindi version of last year’s Telugu hit Kshanam doesn’t star the film’s original leading man Adivi Shesh who not only helmed Kshanam but also co-wrote the screenplay.
In fact, reveals Adivi, he was a major force behind the entire project.And therefore when producer Sajid Nadidawala bought the remake rights in Hindi, it was understandably presumed that Adiviwould make his Hindi debut with the Kshanam remake.
However when the project was announced in Hindi entitled Baaghi 2it starred not Adivi Shesh but Nadiadwala’s protégé Tiger Shroff in the role of the NRI who is persuaded back home after his former girlfriend’s daughter is kidnapped.
Naturally , Adivi is unhappy about the turn of events. But he hides his disappointment in not being in the Kshanam remake.
Says Adivi, “Tiger is by now a well-known actor in Hindi cinema.My body of work so far has been in the South. Besides, it’sSajid Saab’s prerogative as far as how he wanted Kshanam to be remade. My goal is to keep delivering resonant performances.”
Adivi is content with the way his career is going. “ I am happy with how my new film the spy thriller Goodachari has shaped up.It feels good.Something new…something I haven’t attempted before .It is tonally very different . Kshanam was a lot darker. Goodachari is more ambitious.It is a personal story told on bigger scale than Kshanam.Also, the plot spreads itself across South Asia.In India we shot in South Delhi, Assam , Meghalaya and some seaports of Bangladesh.All in all I am happy.”
Interestingly Adivi Shesh is not the only Telugu star producer SajidNadiadwala has disappointed. For the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Kick the original lead Ravi Tejaa felt he was perfect.
Nadiadawla preferred his buddy superstar Salman Khan.