Anil Ravipudi reveals why Ram opted out of Raja The Great

With four back-to-back blockbusters, director Anil Ravipudi is on a roll. He has entered the big league with the latest hit F2. Now, the buzz is that this young director is rumoured to be directing Super Star Mahesh Babu. His earlier film ‘Raja The Great’ too was a big hit.

But, there is a story waiting to be told about this movie. Mass Maharaja Raviteja is the hero in the film. But, originally, hero Ram was to do this role. The announcement was also made and he was all set to begin the shooting. But, suddenly, Ram was out and Raviteja entered the scene. It was then rumoured that Ram’s umpteen conditionalities and exorbitant remuneration were big put-offs. But, now Anil Ravipudi reveals that these were not the reasons for Ram opting out. Ram had already done an out and out commercial called Hyper. So, he did not want to do another commercial flick and thus he had opted out of the project. That’s when Raviteja entered the scene.

Anil says despite not doing the film, Ram is still good friends with Anil, says Anil. He says Ram congratulated him when Raja The Great was declared a hit.